Don't Micromanage: Hold Your Team Accountable for End Results
PMs who try and micromanage every nit-picking detail go down in flames once their project teams exceed 2-3 people. Good people don't do their best work and don't feel accountable for anything when the PM micromanages them. Far better to manage with end results and have a team who knows what is expected of them before they start work.
5 Dumbest Things a Project Manager Can Say
We've identified the dumbest things that a PM can say to a sponsor or team member. There are lots to choose from and we take you through the lifecycle with examples.
Fast Food Project Management
Are users and clients pulling up to your project drive-in window and just shouting their requirements? All project drive-ins are unhappy places that get lots of complaints because 80% of the projects leave their users with indigestion. See how to do initiation the right way.
Work Breakdown Structure: Design or Clerical Task
There is a better way of designing your work breakdown structure so it supports crystal clear accountability and a management style that lets the PM hold people accountable for end results, not frenzied activity. Read the article and then add your comments, pro or con, in our Project Management Blog.
Tight Change Control & Happy Customers/Users
Badly handled change orders cause not only overruns on budget and duration but also undermine customer/user satisfaction. The article details the mistakes project managers make on change orders and describes a methodology for doing it the right way.