A quick entry on Saturday night. Update: changed the embed below to link to same docuement on scribd.
I came across Retrieving Projects from Bad Performance (embedded below, assuming Flash works) on LinkedIn, in the status update of the author, Shridhar Lolla. It's a brief story / case study that describes the initial view of a project environment that is in trouble and poses some interesting questions about how one might start thinking about turning the system. For Theory of Constraints aficionados, the path of the discussion will be familiar. I liked that Shridhar doesn't dive all the way into the solution - just providing some things to ponder.