Every project has opponents who try to manipulate it so that the result better suits them. A naive idea? Hardly! People have the inclination to adjust truth to suit themselves and thus serve their own interests: more power, more income, more respect. Even though it is rampant, little attention has been paid until now to the art of undermining and manipulating projects. And yet annually many millions of Euros are squandered as a result of project sabotage. If more attention is given to the motivation and methods of project saboteurs, this will lead to large savings and better project results. This book explains how to sabotage a project, the motivations that guide the project saboteur, the alliances the project saboteur might make, and most importantly, how to stop him. It includes real-life case studies, examples, and helpful check lists and tables to determine if there's a project saboteur at work.
Jeroen Gietema has more than thirty years project and management experience in the field of information and communication technology. After studying computer technique he worked for Volmac and Capgemini. With Capgemini Jeroen worked as Division Quality manager and Deputy Area Quality Manager. In addition to his work he studied business science.
In 1997 he started to work as an independent IT management consultant.
In his role as IT management consultant Jeroen headed up large computerisation projects, was responsible for quality, requirements and supplier management and consulted in the area of logistic service provision. Jeroen specialized and is actively involved in Agile development of complex software solutions. He gained his experience in large financial, governmental, the industrial and logistic organisations.
Since 2011 Jeroen is co-owner and CEO of Cedira B.V., a company that develops and provides WEB based solutions and management consulting services. The most important WEB based service developed under his responsibility is ProSpondo, an assessment and impact analyses engine with advanced analysis and reporting capabilities.