Posted by: kerrywills | April 8, 2016

Don’t get the Gremlins wet

I remember seeing the movie “Gremlins” when I was a kid back in the 1980s. Gremlins were small creatures that, if they ever got wet, would spawn off other creatures and multiply. We have similar gremlins on programs which also seem to multiply.

  • Scope
  • Cost
  • Complexity
  • Resources

I may look cute….but don’t get me wet

Many of these items start to multiply which then gets the program out of control. The key is to control the gremlins so they don’t get wet and multiply. For projects this means setting up the right levels of diligence and transparency to track and manage when they are starting to trend out of control. This can include detailed financial tracking and reporting, schedule tracking and resource management.

So, while the gremlins may seem cute at first, we must make sure we follow the rules so they don’t spawn out of control.

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