Project Mismanagement: What To Do With The Brute Force Auto Executives

In today’s fast-paced and competitive business landscape, effective project management is crucial for success. However, the automotive industry and many other sectors are suffering from a pervasive lack of understanding and implementation when it comes to managing projects. The author, who has firsthand experience overseeing Profit and Loss (P&L) for a business, expresses their frustration with the prevailing ignorance surrounding project management practices.

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The Cooperation Of Competitors: Polestar Pilots The Complex Waters Of Automotive Assistance

In the 1991 film Sleeping with the Enemy, the protagonist, Laura (played by Julia Roberts), indelibly burns into the anxious viewer’s brain that the title’s cliché is an undesirable, dangerous path. She lives in constant fear of her controlling, abusive spouse, searches for chances to escape and eventually fakes her own death to elude her previously-chosen mate. All bad. Nothing good.

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Wirelessly Updating Software Creates Dangerous Mindset In Auto Industry

The tale is as old as time. The hubris of the haughty hare loses to the steadfast rigor of the ridiculously-slow, almost laughable tortoise. If endowed with incredible speed, no need to focus on the goal since overcoming any shortcomings will be easy. Yes, “The Tortoise And The Hare” is a fairy tale, but history is filled with overly confident favorites to win who fail due to sophomoric certainty, e.g., the 1985 undefeated Bears lose to the underdog Dolphins, Hillary Clinton loses the 2016 Presidential election to Donald Trump despite a late-October 14-point lead. 

Technology gets the headlines, but people and process are equally important

In the world of technology leadership, it’s crucial to understand that every challenge a CIO faces involves not only technology but also the intricate interplay of people and processes. Having spent decades in the automotive industry, I can attest that technology alone would have made my job significantly easier.

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