“There’s nothing more dangerous than an idea – or a person – that’s almost right.” – Bono
This Blog has been focused on improving program and project management processes for many years. Over that time I've run into several bunk ideas around projects, development, methods, and processes of managing other peoples money. When that happens, the result is a post or two about the nonsense idea and the corrections to those ideas, not just from my experience but from the governance frameworks that guide our work.
This Blog is dedicated to the proposition that all information is not created equal. Much of it is endowed by its creators with certain undeniable wrongs. Misinformation is dangerous!!
There's a lot of crap floating around any business or technical field. Much of it gets passed around by well-meaning folks, but it is harmful regardless of the purity of the conveyer.
People who attempt to debunk myths, mistakes, and misinformation are often tireless in their efforts. They are also too often helpless against the avalanche of misinformation and the onslaught for those conjecturing the debunkers as trolls, deniers, and down right rude.
The Debunker's Club is an experiment in professional responsibility. Anyone interested may join as long as they agree to the following:
- I would like to see less misinformation in the project management field. This includes planning, estimating, risk, execution, performance management, and development methods.
- I will invest some of my time in learning and seeking the truth, from sources like peer-reviewed scientific research or translations of that research.
- I will politely, but actively, provide feedback to those who transmit misinformation.
- I will be open to counter feedback, listening to understand opposing viewpoints based on facts, examples, and evidence beyond personal opinion. I will provide counter-evidence and argument when warranted to offset personal anecdotes not based on principles, practices, and processes in the field of spending other people's money.