The notion of Challange Everything is likley one that produces little progress without understanding first what the Root Cause is the observed problems are. To discover the root causes we must seperate out observations from our personal biases. The root causes come in three flavors
- We didn't know - we didn't look hard enough. We didn't have the knowledge to know where to look.
- We couldn't know - if it was knowable we didn't have sufficient resources to look. If it was unknowable then that's a different story
- We don't want to know - solving political problems, with project management processes is a non-starter. Donald Rumsfled didn't read The Histories
So when challanging everything be prepared to speak to the root causes, some correcrive actions to the root causes, oh yea, and some actual hands on experience in the specific domain with both the problem and the potential solutions. Otherwise, you're likely to be labeled a whinner.