- Holding ENDLESS meetings to review CLUNKY spreadsheets of OVERLOADED project portfolios
- Trying to figure out why half the projects are delayed or in trouble; and…
- Coming to the conclusion that everyone just has to work more or work harder, or some projects just aren’t going to get done.
Then, in Groundhog Day fashion, the process is repeated each week (or sometimes, each day).
I’ll be the first one to admit that business is not military, and many business-as-war analogies are a stretch, to say the least. But the fact is, military history contains thousands of years of lessons and strategies, all geared toward making the most effective and efficient use of limited resources. Some are surprisingly applicable to non-military organizations.
Here’s a link to a blog I wrote on the topic for Portfolio Perspectives, which also links to my white paper on the topic, 10 Proven Military Strategies for Better Resource Planning.