Oliver Lehmann concludes his Preface with these words:
"In this book, I hope to provide project managers with as much guidance as possible to develop this adaptive approach to their projects. To make the best of this book, I recommend doing some analysis from time to time on the project [using the following questions]:
- To what type does the project belong?
- What degree of dependence and independence will the project manager have?
- What is the planning horizon that project:
(a) requires and
(b) allows for in the two dimensions of time and granularity?
- To what leadership behaviors ('Achieving Styles') will the project respond most positively?
- How much direction does the team need and value? How much self-organization can it conduct and will appreciate?
- Based on which assumptions have project decisions been made so far, and what happens if they prove wrong?
- How much non-productive time is left for the project manager to do organizational tasks?
- How will the project implement its change request management process not only to allow it to engineer benefits and add value but also to protect the project from catastrophe?
- What software should the project manager use?"
So there you have it. Good luck with your projects!
R. Max Wideman
17. Ibid, p xviii, which we find suitable for our review summary.