“Cramblitt: Letâ€™s start with the bad ones. What are three things that project teams can do to ensure failure?
Lister: One is what we call Brownian Motion, based on the physics term defining a constant state of random motion. In our definition, it means loading a project with people when you still havenâ€™t decided what you are actually going to do.
Another pattern is project sluts â€“ organizations that canâ€™t say no; they have far too many projects for the staff they have, and things never get done.
We also see a pattern called dead fish. This is a project that is doomed from the start because the schedule is outrageously unrealistic.”
I wonder what you call when you do all three.