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2008-12-29 Success and the Jigsaw Puzzle


Wikipedia defines thus : A jigsaw puzzle is a tiling puzzle that requires the assembly of numerous small, often oddly shaped, interlocking and tessellating pieces. Each piece has a small part of a picture on it; when complete, a jigsaw puzzle produces a complete picture.

I think Success too is a jigsaw puzzle and if one wants to be blessed by it, one needs to become one or more of the tesselating pieces. Its important to note that the pieces are typically numerous, small, often oddly shaped, and interlocking. Most significantly, each has small part of the final picture on it, and every single one contributes equally.

Project Success is no different. The subject of the project is dispersed amongst the many pieces that, when put together, lead to its completion. Functions such as Planning, Requirements, Finance and Marketing are the pieces towards the outside edge and those such as Engineering, Intellectual Property, Quality, and Delivery are the pieces towards the inside edge of the big picture.

And, the most important Pieces are actually People. One or more persons on the project has one or more pieces as his baby. That's his agenda to drive. And only when everyone does his bit well, emerges the big picture - Project Success.

Wishing readers a Happy and Successful 2009 :)


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Sachin Gadgil Hi Atul,
It is a great article at the outset of the New Year.
I just thought of adding one more dimension to the Jigsaw Puzzle analogy -- there are number of small pieces, but ONE person, Owner has to work to arrange all these pieces to form a right picture. This one Person is very important and the catalyst. As we say "Yojakas tatra durlabha" In success, the leader / manager or the person who owns up the activity is very important and he has to optimally use and arrange all the pieces (resources) to achieve the success.
Happy New Year
Sachin

Thanks Sachin :)
--Atul
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