He describes a declassified wartime era document called the "Simple Sabotage Field Manual" and the content is pure gold 🙂
"It gives advice on how to deliberately screw things up but can also be read as an anti-pattern of behaviors to avoid yourself and to watch for in those you manage or collaborate with. The evil genius of this guide is that all of the techniques it advises are destructive behaviors that normal people exhibit on a daily basis. So, if you were to do these things in a theater of war you could hurt the enemy while maintaining plausible deniability and avoid a firing squad."
- Sabotage Under the Guise of Process
- Sabotage Via Project Management
- Sabotage Your Team Via Poor Work
I soooo wish that I had seen this when I was writing the "SharePoint Project Failure" series as I actually touched on some of these areas.
Do yourself a favour and check the post.