This Guest paper was submitted for publication and is copyright to Mark A. Seely© 2016.
Published here May 2017
The DBM Ten Commandments
- Conduct a complexity diagnostic for alternative project proposals,
- Indicate the complexity classification in approval documents,
- Establish a complexity reduction plan,
- Manage the initiative at each Level,
- Measure performance at each Level,
- Lead Levels 1, 2 and 3 as "management" and lead Levels 4 and 5 as "governance",
- Identify external determinacies for which the organization has influence and external determinacies for which the organization has no influence,
- Consider external determinacies where there is no influence as constraints and assess the risk of avoiding the constraint,
- Treat change, including cost growth, with objectivity and fairness,
- Avoid mismatching and gaming.
One final point: The challenge is often far greater than society will admit. See the game for what it is and acknowledge this with colleagues, and employees.
May the project participants have the serenity to consider and acknowledge
the things they cannot change the courage to change the things they can, and the
wisdom to know the difference. Best of luck in your endeavors ahead - happy trails
.........don't cross the Streams!