Posted by: Hysam Darwan | July 19, 2015

Context for Guiding Principles

Adventures in Project Management

In my second book I outline eight fundamental guiding principles for managing programs. I believe that they all need to be used to ensure successful delivery and that missing any one of them can cause challenges. Therefore, I created the chart below that shows all eight principles and what happens if one of them is missing


  1. Without Diligence, there will be chaos since key deliverables (e.g. plans, risk logs, etc) will not be updated and therefore teams will be constantly reacting to problems
  2. Without Attention to Detail the small things will be overlooked and therefore key implications will be missed
  3. Not focusing on Simplicitywill result in Complexity, which adds cost and risk to programs
  4. Transparencyis critical for managing programs and without it, they will be flying blind
  5. Having Single Sources of Truth for program information is essential for managing key program content (scope, schedule, risks) and without…

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