Occam’s razor

 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Occam’s razor, also known as Ockham’s razor, and sometimes expressed in Latin as lex parsimoniae (the law of parsimony, economy or succinctness), is a principle that generally recommends that, from among competing hypotheses, selecting the one that makes the fewest new assumptions usually provides the correct one, and that the simplest explanation […]

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Managing Projects and Herzberg’s two factor theory

The topic of interest today is what has more prominence in project management – methodology or intuition. Let us make an attempt to answer this using an analogy to Herzberg’s two factor theory.For those not familiar with Herzberg’s two factor theory, it is as follows:The theory (also known as Herzberg’s motivation-hygiene theory and Dual-Factor Theory) […]

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The 100% rule

What is the 100% rule?The 100% rule (Haugan, 2001, p 17), is a core characteristic of the WBS.This rule states that the WBS includes 100% of the work defined by the project scope and captures ALL deliverables – internal, external and interim – in terms of work to be completed, including project management. The 100% […]

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