Why Throwing Resources at a Project Won’t Save It

A typical (and somewhat understandable) response to any problem within the IT world is to throw money/resources/technology at it. But think of it in a different light: if you have a failing project and throw a few more resources into the mix, you’ve just made a failing project that is potentially even harder to manage. Michelle Symonds writes this article explaining why more resources might just mean more headaches. Symonds explains how the better solution to a failing project can be centered around efficiency: how can a project manager better provide the tools and processes for the existing team to resolve their own problem? Furthermore, most of the mess could be avoided if the foundations were properly constructed at the beginning of the project – so adding more people to the mix won’t help a poorly established plan of action.

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