I see this on projects as well. Many under-invest in clarifying the Project Charter, including business case, scope, project objectives and scope. They become experts at reacting to insane levels of change once the project begin. In all honesty, the adrenaline rush of the chaos can be addictive. I'm prone to say 'insanity is just a project constraint', but if we really look at our behaviors carefully, we would all benefit from a calmer, more focused and disciplined approach to starting a project. There will always be changes as a project progresses but are we causing many of our own changes now through constant multi-tasking, lack of attention, and inadequate brain focus causing poor, short-term decisions? I am guilty as charged occasionally.
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