It’s OK to have your eggs in one basket as long as you control what happens to that basket. – Elon Musk
Think the project’s all about you and your team delivering the goods? Kind of right – but you’ll up your chances of success if you learn to bring stakeholders along for the ride. Best practice: engage with them in the planning stage when their input will be invaluable, not a way down the track when you start to hit bumps.
Under-promise and over-deliver…does the mantra for successful selling hold true in the project management sphere? It’s fair to say you’ll fare better giving realistic estimates of delivery milestones than promising stakeholders the earth yesterday and frantically back pedalling when you find you can’t deliver. Work with your team to determine how long blocks of work will take to complete and don’t forget to allow yourself some wiggle room.
Have an idea of where every member of your project team is at and what’s on their task list for the week? Most folk aren’t fans of meetings but frequent, efficient team huddles or stand-ups are the key to ensuring issues don’t develop and fester on your watch. Schedule a time each week, stick to an agenda ruthlessly and make attendance non-negotiable.
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