In the third chapter, Attack by Stratagem, Sun Tzu observes;
This is a prophetic observation!
Applicable whenever we have to take up something new.
In the modern world of project managers, these words carry the wisdom that:
- With skills, business knowledge, understanding of the market, skilled people, and understanding of the project needs, a project with any degree of complexity can be delivered.
- When you have the skills, business knowledge, understanding of the market and skilled people in the team, but do not understand the needs of the project, the project will be a failure.
- When neither the skills, business knowledge, market understanding, skilled people; nor the project needs are understood, and the project work begins, it leads to the project failure.
Therefore, just like a war is not an act of brute violent force, it is a matter of deep thoughts, deliberation and planning, same is the case with a project that an organization takes up to introduce a product or a service in the marketplace.
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