How to Survive Death March Projects? (Part 3) – MES041

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How to survive Death March Projects Part-3And here we are with the third and last part of how to survive Death March Projects. In episode #37 we have talked about how to define and detect Death March projects. And about your decision whether to leave or stay.

In episode #39 we have tackled the kind of actions you will face if you want to bring such a project to a good end. We have talked about politics and negotiations. About rational negotiations and negotiation games you should know. And how to identify accetable trade-offs or what to do if all negotiations fail.

Episode #40 was about people. How to hire for Death March projects. How to achieve loyalty, commitment and accountability. And the major aspects of communication and team-building. Read more

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How to Survive Death March Projects? (Part 2) – MES040

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How to survive Death March Projects Part 2In the last episode I have mentioned how important negotiations become in maintaining a Death March project. Today we’re focussing on another aspect: How to gather the right people in your project?

Especially in Death March projects your surrounding team mates might become the only persons you see for a very long time. Insist on having the right persons in your team. Expect overtime hours, but remember always that you’ve a long way to go. And at the very end you should have enough power to sprint for the last 100 meters.

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How to Survive Death March Projects? (Part 1) – MES039

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How to survive Death March Projects Part 1Hopefully you guys remember Episode 37 Hopefully you guys remember episode 37. We talked about Death March projects. How to identify them. What their characteristics are. The reasons they happen. And about your decision to stay for them.

Today’s episode emphasizes the four major aspects how to survive a Death March project. In this context surviving more means to stay psychologically unharmed than physically shattered. Regularly these four aspects appear in certain combinations. That’s the reason you need to know all four of them to get the whole picture.

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What are Death March Projects? (Intro) – MES037

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Death March projects
Already at the very beginning of this podcast, in episode 5 I have talked about projects in problems. In this former episode I have talked about the warning signs if your project runs into trouble.

Everybody of us has some kind of understanding the term “Death March”. It’s from the military indicating a task you have a good chance to not stay alive. And the same could be, if you take projects in civil life in which the project members are working 13-14 hours each day, 6-7 days per week, for months. There is a good chance to lose people. But there’s also a good chance to fail the project itself.

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