Why Project Management Sucks

Like Gannt Through a Waterfall – So Are The Days of Our Lives


A big thank you to all the current and alumni coaching clients of mine who joined our Business Mastery webinar on Wednesday.

For those who couldn’t attend “The Secret Cycles of Business”, a video recording and slide deck is forthcoming. All part of the Alumni Client for Life programme I offer all my business coaching clients.

We discussed management rhythms, cash flow cycles, economic cycles, and the business lifecycle … but one crucial cycle we didn’t address is the topic of this week’s video: The Emotional Rollercoaster of Implementing Projects in an SME.

If you didn’t receive your invitation, but want to learn about “How Revenue Flows (and Leaks)” in March, please update your details here.


  • I appreciate your patience through Dec + Jan while I was only available for active clients. 
  • Team expansion here at Como (and a bonus 5% of days in February), means I once again have available capacity. 
  • Whether it’s discussing your business, or an introduction to another business owner who wants a boost in confidence and couragemy diary is open.

Blackboard Fridays Episode #47 – Why Project Management Sucks

Project Management sucks in private enterprise because, like most of the garbage in an MBA, it’s designed for massive corporations and as a mostly thinking / intellectual exercise.

As a small business owner attempting to implement change (Better Products? Fancier Brand? Higher Pricing? Strategic Culture?) you can easily get sucked into a “best” practice vortex, none of which determines whether your idea will get implemented in your business.

What is the single greatest determining factor for change readiness and project success? How your team feels about your plan.

And there are two things you should know:

  1. How they feel will change as the project progresses.
  2. Their emotional progress is entirely predictable.

Want to predict the future? Watch this week’s video or read the summary article here.

Does anyone else prefer Mondays to Fridays?

With love,

Jacob Aldridge
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