Silent Assassins: A Case Study into Assumptions Management Failure

There’s a popular adage about what “ASSUME” makes out of you and me. But in project management, how well we truly capture and manage our assumptions has ramifications far beyond feeling sheepish.  This session will review a client case in which the business and project assumptions were so embedded into their corporate psyche they failed to account for vital market and environmental differences.  Through the case study, techniques for getting teams to classify and prioritize assumptions will be shared to improve how your organization deals with the “unknown” and the believed “known.”

Learning Objectives

  • Learn new techniques to manage assumptions and how to “validate” them.
  • Improve decision-making time and quality through assumption approaches.
  • Understand through case studies how poor assumptions management can impact company success.