How Even Good Change Can Hurt Your Long-term Success
The fourth article in our series on Project Management Risk Factors
In the first three articles of this series, we described internal problems that often lead to project failure, problems that can undo a program manager's best efforts to deliver quality projects.
Do you feel like you get punished for doing a good job? If so, this article is for you.
We're not going to look at technical, environmental, or internal problems that lead to project failure, but issues that often arise from a program manager's success. In other words, when a project succeeds, the program manager can sometimes become a victim of that success.
Peter: I don’t like my job. Don’t think I’ll go anymore.
Joanna: You’re just not gonna go?
Joanna: Won’t you get fired?
Peter: I don’t know. But I really don’t like it and, uh, I’m not gonna go.
Joanna: So you’re gonna quit?
Peter: No, not really. I’m just gonna stop going.
Joanna: When did you decide all that?
Peter: About an hour ago.