Caught in the BAU versus project trap

Meaning of BAU

When is a project not a project, when it’s a Business As Usual activity.

I was involved in a very interesting situation in the past month whilst working as the Project Manager and Change Manager on an initiative which I would call BAU.  It felt like being caught in the BAU versus project trap, an age old argument that occurs in most organisations.

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Handover to BAU – what does that mean?

Do you know what it means to handover to BAU?  BAU equals ‘Business As Usual’ by the way.

I find that IT teams usually don’t, because they are to caught up in the doing associated with the project.  They have been so focused on delivery of all of the pieces for the system change, that they don’t think about what it means to handover or transition to BAU.

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