Project Management Part II

13. Measure against the baseline
– Discuss what information is sessential
– Identify where the information is generated
– Decide how to capture the information

14. Be objective about threats
– identify the greatest risk
– quantify and analyze the risks
– Define a contigency plan

15. Actively manage communication channels
– consider the purpose
– be efficient
– follow up

16. Optimize project excellence
– be specific about criteria
– Use data to make decision
– Reinforce process thinking

17. Consider project cost issue
– practicality and feasibility
– long term ownership
– make at ease to do the new thing

18. Manage interfaces
– make meeting a priority
– encourage interactions as needed
– Set team communication guidelines

19 Practice self management
– become more introspective
– learn to deal with feedback
– find a mentor

20. Recognize multiple success metrics
– clarify all expectations
– understand the true need
– document goals and achievements

21. Use documentation wisely
– think like a functional manager
– distinguish short term needs from long term needs
– follow company standards

22. Reward excellent team behaviors
– discourage individual heroics
– reward the team as a unit
– Involve the team

23. Miximize learning from closure
– complete the project work
– Ease team members transitions
– Coordinate customer relationships

24. Transfer your lessons learned
– Document problems and their impact
– Explore root causes
– capture suggested improvements

(Lesson I learnt from:-
“Project Management: 24 Lessons to Help You Master Any Project”.
By: Gary R. Heerkens)