As project managers we do not deliver on our own. We deliver as part of a larger organisation. Typically, only a small part of the organisation is involved in the project we are running.
Prioritisation is crucial for effective project management in organisations. It is prioritisation that gains access to those resources required to get the project done. Without prioritisation there can be a continuous fight for resources and projects drag on and on.
In this article I look at the assumption underlying many project plans that the future is actually predictable. The article is based on a chapter of my book “The Management Book” winner of the Management Book of the Year 2013.