Ron Collett, Numetrics
7/29/2010 5:25 AM EDT
As a senior product-development manager, you’ve no doubt seen the ripple effect: Your project is humming along and it’s time to add engineers on a crucial part of the design. But wait! The engineers you need are tied up on another project whose schedule has slipped, and they can’t be moved over to yours. What’s worse is when the manager on that project is not sure when they’ll be free.
You’re frustrated and suddenly stalled on the freeway and what happens in larger organizations is chillingly clear: a chain-reaction crash that creates incredible chaos across the R&D group.
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