Interesante artículo de el blog de Project Shrink.
Are you good at your job, but it just isn’t showing lately? Do you have a project that doesn’t seem to end? Do you have a feeling you are running in circles? Everything seems to be repeating itself?
You know you can do this, but somehow you are stuck.
You might be sucked into a pattern. A pattern is behavior of you, your team or organization that repeats itself. “If pressure is put onto us, we respond in a certain way.” “If we have to do a project, we always follow this method.”
Patterns are mostly automatic. We are not always aware we repeat behavior.
Patterns are not always good. Some behavior is counter productive: antipatterns. When circumstances change, patterns can turn into antipatterns. Things just grow out of synch. People enter a pattern and get stuck in the pattern. They end up on a road some how and just keep on following the same road.
This is the source of project problems.
The trick is to recognize you are sucked into a pattern. It’s repeating behavior. Many times others have to point this out to us. It’s like that saying: fish discover water last.
Luckily there are some areas where patterns pop up in the context of projects. We can focus our attention to a couple of focal points: the project chakras.
There are two types of project chakras:
- with self
- with team
- with project
- with organization
- with individual stakeholders.
- surrounding the goal
- surrounding the approach
- surrounding the expectations
- surrounding the transitions
- surrounding the boundaries.
Examples And Techniques.
Think about The Travel Guide To [your organization] exercise. In this exercise you explore the relationship of an individual with the host organization.
An example of how to explore issues around an approach for a project (a method) can be found in: Mapping Projectistan: United Agilists. PMBoktoe. And Shrinkonia.