Whether you’re operating a combat theater or a civilian construction site, project delivery is a complex business executed in an endlessly changing environment. Over time, processes and Knowledge Areas have evolved to bring structure to the delivery of projects. Effective leaders obviously need to balance cost, schedule and quality, but they must build the right team, remain agile and have confidence in their actions. In my extensive project management experience in the U.S. military, I’ve discovered unique friction points, cultural nuances and atmospheric challenges to overcome. At the same time, I’ve encountered many traditional issues that rear their heads particularly in times of urgent deadlines and constrained resources.