Posted by: kerrywills | October 19, 2012

Provide structure where there is none

Many times project information or activities are not well organized and it is up to the project manager to provide this structure. It is amazing the number of times on a project people run around disorganized and inefficient.

Examples of where structure gets created are below…

  • Crafting information into a story for a presentation
  • Providing a template to collect information that will be analyzed to solve a problem
  • Organizing the work into a project plan
  • Setting up meetings to resolve issues or make decisions
  • Facilitating action items, issues, risks and decisions and keeping track of them
  • Taking over a meeting that is not going anywhere and driving objectives to completion

So managing projects is more than just looking at activities in the plan – a lot of times we need to organize the work so that people are marching in the right direction.


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