This Guest paper was submitted for publication and is copyright to Mark A. Seely© 2016.
Published here February 2017

PART 1 | Editor's Note & Table of Contents | Chapter 2: Deconstructing the Paradigm
What Has Changed? | Commodity Stereotyping
Observations on: Exhibits A through G | Exhibits H through P 
Alignment with the DBM Taxonomy: Levels 1 and 2 | Levels 3 to 5
Chapter 3: Reconstructing the Paradigm | The DBM Establishes the Complexity
Matching and Mismatching | PART 3

Matching and Mismatching

The movie "Ghostbusters" provides an important metaphor here with Egon's advice to Venkmen regarding not crossing the streams. Short of a total protonic reversal, all hell breaks loose when you do this.

A Level 1 scenario requires a Level 1 intervention, a Level 2 requires Level 2 and so on and so forth. If, in a two-speed world, management inclination eclipses with the Level 2 model, the rest of the challenges will not be seen, nor accounted for. Management has an obligation to confront reality for what it is.

Though much has been written on the subject of why IT projects fail, the Ghostbusters had it right all along. Here is an extract from the movie.

Egon Spengler: Don't cross the streams

Peter Venkman: Why?

Egon Spengler: It would be bad

Peter Venkman: I'm fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing. What do you mean, "bad"?

Egon Spengler: Try to imagine all life, as you know it, stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.

Raymond Stantz: Total protonic reversal.

Peter Venkman: Right, that's bad. Okay, all right! Important safety tip, thanks Egon

Next month In Chapters 4, 5 and 6 Mark Seely will discuss Level 1: Process Management; Level 2: Project Management; and Sociolytic Mindscaping.

The DBM Establishes the Complexity  The DBM Establishes the Complexity

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