Sunday, May 1, 2011

Project Decisions

During the life of any project, many decisions must be made. The number and importance of these decisions will depend on the size and complexity of the project, but it is safe to say that any project will have some decisions and managing these is a critical part of the project manager’s job. How you manage these decisions will depend on several factors: whether the decision is yours, whether it is a gating decision, or whether the decision would change the scope, schedule, or budget of the project.

Every decision made on your project comes with a “best before date”. Some “best before dates” are explicit and easily identifiable, others are implicit and require some sleuthing to determine. Your job is to identify the date, identify the decision makers, and then get the necessary information in their hands so they can meet the date. Keeping your eye on these keys to decision making will help your project deliver on time.

Read full article by Dave Nielsen for PM Hut:

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