Passion beats planning, limiting scope is stupid, women rule... Tom Peters riffs on the changing nature of projects and work
This article features an interview with management guru Tom Peters, explaining his views on projects and discussing his latest book, The Circle of Innovation: You Can't Shrink Your Way to Greatness (1997). Peters exhorts his readers to turn everything into a project and believes that projects release innovation and creativity. The Internet has enabled individuals to become one-person contractors and, at the same time, part of a global network. His criticism of PM literature is that 75 percent of it focuses on details and schedule and overlooks the artistic, high-impact emotional side of it. He sees a model for the future in the professional services firm, where people are organized in project teams that regularly change shape to meet the needs of their clients.