Jun 8, 2011
I recorded this episode on the road this week, while in Las Vegas speaking at the Agile Development Practices and Better Software Conference. I greatly enjoy talking with people from many different companies about the challenges they face on their projects and teams.
Here's a recurring them I hear from leaders who are responsible for delivering projects... "Should we ship or delay?" "Keep trying or ask for help?" "Invest in a new product or milk the existing cash cow another year?"
Whether you're leading teams or projects, we're often faced with what seems like unpleasant trade-offs. It's not a matter of which option is the best. Sometimes it feels like we need to figure out which option is the least evil! Success with a project, team or even organization can come down to how effectively we lead when we're seemingly stuck between the proverbial rock and hard place.
To help us navigate these situations I turned to Dr. Roger L. Martin. Roger has been named one of the top 50 management thinkers in the world and is the author of two thought-provoking books, entitled The Opposable Mind and The Design of Business.
Want to be a better problem solver or improve your ability to innovate? This episode is for you!
To learn more about Roger L. Martin and to get links to his articles, books, and blog, visit http://rogerlmartin.com.
Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Have a great week!