Confronting the brutal facts

project success is more likely if we start with some tough questions

Great projects--like great organizations--are realized only when leaders proactively practice approaches for effectively recognizing and resolving the difficult challenges of the endeavor. This paper explores the ways that questions which are focused on the harsh realities of project situations can help project teams. It looks at the obstacles that organizations which adopt a question-management culture must confront and the methods that those organizations practicing question management can implement to improve this process; it identifies the questions that project managers focused on increasing their probability of project success can put forward. In doing so, it examines the three obstacles in dealing with questions and obtaining answers, obstacles involving questions not asked, questions and answers not heard, and questions asked and answers heard but no action taken. It then describes techniques that can help project managers raise their intelligence questioning quotient (IQQ); with this, it lists the fi
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