Publications

avoiding os phase

Avoiding the OS Phase®

Lynchburg, Warwick House Publishing, Second Edition, 2009. The book presents the story of a project team that has to come to terms with the reality that their project is in serious trouble.

The novel is told from the author’s perspective as he uses real life examples to give a project team an effective roadmap for fixing their project’s key processes. The focus of the novel is always about the “processes,” consistent with the author’s belief that projects themselves do not fail, but instead the processes that support the projects fail.

 

 

 

Successful Process Improvement is Achievable - Presented by Bob Baim at the 1993 American Power Conference and the American Association of Cost Engineer's 1993 Annual Convention.

This presentation is now over two decades old, but every aspect of it are still pertinent today. The presentation and corresponding article focuses on the importance of process identification, management, and control. As we look at projects, we must always remember that projects don’t fail, processes fail. Without a real understanding and appreciation of processes any project undertaken doesn’t have a chance of Avoiding the OS Phase®.

COMPUTER MADNESS!: A Professional Solution - Presented by Bob Baim at the American Society of Professional Estimator's 1986 Annual Convention and the American Association of Cost Engineer's 1986 Convention.

Website failures and computer security problems are making the headlines each day. Nearly three decades ago this presentation and corresponding article predicted the failures that are occurring today. Failure to understand the demands and requirements of sound data management will be making headlines for many years to come if companies and organizations don’t improve their processes.

 
 
  • Bobisms

    "Don’t let anyone ever convince you that the lack of a scope management process is okay."

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    "It’s time to get everyone focused on fixing the process problems, not covering them up!"

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    "The cover-up must never begin. If it has started, it must stop! Time spent on spin control is wasted."

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    "The cliché, you’ll laugh about this tomorrow, probably originated after someone hit the OS Phase."

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    "The sooner you understand and appreciate the reality of the OS Phase the sooner you will be able to start the recovery process."

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    "If your project is in trouble, chances are that you’ve hit the OS Phase."

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    "If the schedule isn’t representative of what is happening then the implication is that communication has broken down."

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    "The schedule represents the primary communication tool between the project manager and the project team."

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    "You can’t have a solid schedule if you have soft scope."