The Magic Triangle, or Triple Constraint, is widely seen as the fundament of project management. Controlling time, money and quality is a basic rule for project-governance. There are several variations, e.g. the Devil’s Quadrant.

This concept is generally accepted without much thought or discussion. But should it be? Is (a variant of) the Magic Triangle always useful?

It is quite common for consultants and trainers in the area of project management to claim they have a way to deliver a project on time and on budget. Ever some suppliers of PRINCE2 training will advertise with this promise.

Delivering on time and on budget is not a goal. Even worse: this attitude will almost certainly make a project fail.

The term "Sponsor" is used in many approaches to Project Management, Programme Management and Change Management. Not just in the theoretical approaches describing Best Practices or Common Practices, but also in real life a Sponsor is often mentioned as a key role.

This is a destructive practice. A Sponsor is a dangerous role; the term should not be used anymore. Sponsors are main threats to any form of change.

There are several ways to look at organizations and the behaviour of people within organizations. Years ago, I developed a model that has always served me well. When looking at resistance to change and failing projects, I found that it is often about different cultures within organizations. ...

PMI and IPMA In the world of project management there are several standards, or what are considered to be. The Project Management Institute (PMI) and the International Project Management Association (IPMA) have a lot of influence, but how do these visions compare to PRINCE2®? PMI / PMBOK - General The Project Management Institute (PMI) published "A Guide to the Project Manage ...

Processes, Themes and Techniques PRINCE2® is a method that aims at controlling a project and (particularly) the role of the project manager. The method in essence shows great common sense and focuses on processes. There are seven main processes described and the method also pays attention to eight main subjects, the Themes, that are handled during the processes. Although PRINCE ...