Suddenly you are in the position of senior project manager, taking all these "suboptimal decisions". Why? What went again wrong?
Conclusion of our small discussion in the team: as you are young and perspective, there is nearly no power in your hands to change something or to make decisions that would lead to bigger improvements. After years and many promotions you got the power, possibilities. But typical project manager either
- forget about issues that he was experiencing many years ago,
- or situation was radically changed (people, problems, domain, technology),
- or in most cases both
Fortunately, there are real live examples how some companies deal with this problem. E.g. every employee has directly contribute to the customer value with at least 20%, or every manager has to spend weekly four hours with developers in the same office.
Have you also observed similar pattern in your environment?