This quote is an nice appropriate bookend to yesterday’s Eliot quote (here). Most SAP projects have to be delivered within a tight time window within strict resource constraints. With two legs of the triple constraint almost fixed — and we can’t compromise on quality with mission-critical applications — our scope planning and prioritization must be ruthless.
While it is important to have patience with ourselves and others, dithering about features and functions doesn’t work in today’s project environment. To slip in another quote: Say what you’ll do, do what you say… and don’t look back.
Filed under: Complexity, Leadership, Performance Management, Program Management, Project Management, Requirements Management, SAP, Scope Management | Tagged: George S. Patton, planning, Triple Constraint |