Picking weeds

Adventures in Project Management

Well it’s the summer again and that means landscaping fun. I spend lots of time on my yard and therefore it does not have any big weeds in it. But many of my neighbors do have them and so I thought about why this was the case. Those who know me know that I am pretty obsessive-compulsive and it is the same with picking weeds from my landscaping which I do weekly and whenever I am outside with the kids. I realized that this is very similar to how projects get out of control.

If you are diligent and are constantly picking weeds when you see them, then they never grow to be big weeds. It is the same thing on projects as risks and issues arise – if you stay diligent on recognizing them and closing them, then they don’t turn into big problems. If you just let them…

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