In our PM workshops, we teach the ‘normal’ things you need to know about PM and we also stress a minimalist approach. Because we work so differently than we did even five years ago (multi-tasking, multiple projects, disconnected stakeholders who have their own pile of work), traditional PM will not work well. And when PM is too much work, people wing it guaranteeing rework and a lack of quality in the results. Check out my book 10 Steps to Successful Project Management to learn about the basics.
Even minimalists have some tricks up their sleeves, including me. In this newsletter, I am going to share the shocking and sometimes sacrilegious tips that really drive projects. I’ve grouped these into five categories:
- The Basics of a Project
- Realistic Project Roles a Simple Pathway
- The Project Charter Still Matters (Agile or not)
- The Fabulous Scope Diagram
- Play the Politics Game