Posted by: kerrywills | July 29, 2016

Bringing transparency


As Program Managers and Project Managers we are held accountable for the delivery of our programs but we don’t always have the authority to make decisions. Usually there are senior leaders or sponsors who make decisions on scope, timelines or cost. So that means we can do our jobs well and still fail because of decisions that are out of our control. That is why the principle of “transparency” is so important to success. Note this is principle number three in my book on Guiding Principles.

transparency

Transparency means providing insights into information that allows these leaders to get a sense of risks, open decisions and implications so that proper action can be taken. This could be financial reporting, schedule reporting, risks and issues. While we may not be the ones making decisions it is absolutely our accountability to make sure that the sponsors and leaders have the best information available that they need to make the best decisions possible.

 

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