Provide Project Management Structure Where There Is None
By Kerry Wills
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.
Kerry Wills is a proven Program Manager/Portfolio Manager with an extensive background in Project Management, consulting, and application development. Kerry has consistently demonstrated the ability to plan and implement large and complex projects on time and on/under budget. Kerry runs a blog, Adventures in Project Management.