Managing the Project

In the book, Bare Bone Project Management: What you can’t not do, Bob Lewis explains the seven must-have elements for any project to have a chance of succeeding. Here are my takeaways on the topic discussed in the book.

On a regular basis, plan the work and improvise with the plan. Bob recommended the following activities for project managers:

  • Manage progress against the plan.
  • Manage the emotional state of project team members.
  • Facilitate the group dynamics of the project team.
  • Manage the flow of great ideas that can change the project’s scope and deliverables.
  • Identify and develop contingency plans for potential risks.
  • Identify and resolve issues as they arise.
  • Communicate with all stakeholder groups.
  • Keep the business sponsor informed and involved.