Experts in our organizations don’t speak our language. Nor do we theirs. This frustrates them greatly Project Managers are a good example. The PM thinks about time, cost and scope…. Read more »
Guest post by renowned European based project management expert, John Nicol Running projects with Solution Focus methodology shifts your team focus from “What’s wrong?” to “What’s wanted?” Any project I… Read more »
Traditionally, project managers tend to be risk-focused and assess project risks, ranging from those that are most likely to cause system failures (integration, security, etc) or have a huge cost impact (licensing, outsourcing, etc), to those that might push the schedule back in failed scenarios (resource related risks). A lot of time is spent looking at ways of de-risking situations and analyzing what could go wrong.
John Nicol helps answer these questions and explains how Solution Focus (SF), due to its collaborative and facilitative nature can be a very powerful tool to enable project discussions with failures removed.
John is a SF professional and a Certified Scrum Master. As a SF professional, he has been successfully applying the approach in different types of businesses. He suggests the following 5 ways SF can complement project management.
Look at successful methods of doing things to enable progress
Apply SF “future perfect” tool for better project planning
Leverage SF coaching to self-organize teams
Acknowledge and reward your team to promote solution-talk
Maintain transparency in communication with the Business Partners to create visibility