Chopping Down Your Project Mechanics
Now that you understand what solid project management looks like when the mechanics of the job—things like the schedule, risk management, and communications planning—are executed properly, it’s tempting to believe that’s the best way to manage any project. Okay, it really is, but let’s not forget that projects are still executed in organizations where project management discipline is as ephemeral as dandelion fluff. What do you do if the mere words “Work Breakdown Structure” cause instant rebellion? How do you convince people to devote time to planning the project work when they are wild-eyed and twitchy, just chomping at the bit to get started on the “real work”? Let me teach you what experienced project managers already know: how to go into stealth mode!