Observation, Analysis and Reasoning. There Are No Tools for That.
When Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the tales of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson, he was creating a legendary pairing that would capture the imagination of the masses. Conan Doyle wrote about a detective that was slightly disorganized, a little arrogant and had a fascination for the ‘big’ picture. The stories became more interesting when Watson joined Holmes on his investigations as the chronicler of events. Where Holmes focused on looking forward, Watson made sure that there was a record of all the theories, evidence and outcomes.
Personally and professionally, reasoning and observation are two of the most powerful skills that project stakeholders can use on a daily basis. However, reasoning and observation will not be enough if there is no Dr. Watson on the team to ensure that the lessons and information about the project are captured, recorded, and published.
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