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The Multitasking Mirage

So many projects, so little time.  Individuals, project teams, or whole engineering departments often find themselves overbooked and juggling multiple projects in the effort to keep them all on track.  This is chasing a mirage.  Multitasking doesn’t reduce delay; it creates more delay and spreads it Across all the projects. Here’s an example. Suppose the […]

Use RLCs to Control Risk

The surprising thing is that in turbulent markets “best practice” phase-gate development processes actually increase risk and waste: External factors force change on your project before you can complete it, and frozen plans increase the cost of change. The challenge and the solution:  Your challenge as a product developer is that your biggest opportunities lie […]