Communicating Your Project Plan With Stakeholders

Strategy Driven

Gantt chartsGantt charts are ideal for showing the status of the project in real time. However, you will have to explain these charts to most stakeholders, as not everyone will understand what they are looking at.

075: Conquer the Entrepreneur’s Kryptonite: Simple Strategic Planning | with James Woosley

Engaging Leader

Rather than the traditional approach of a business plan or a detailed GANTT chart, James Woosley provides a streamlined approach that is more practical and action-oriented. Today’s leaders — whether in business or nonprofit — are expected to be entrepreneurial. The kryptonite that threatens to kill the dreams of every entrepreneur is strategic planning. Many people have no plan and try shooting from the hip, so effort and resources are wasted or unfocused.

Project Management – What is Critical Chain?

Strategy Driven

However, is a good Gantt chart that is predicated on simply coordinating activities (steps) with the proper float and interdependencies adequate to ensure the successful execution phase of the project?

Flexible With People and Rigid With Timelines

The Recovering Engineer

Many of them focused on the checklists, charts, graphs, and planning tools necessary to plan and track project progress and milestone completion. I have used task lists and planning tools that include PERT and Gantt charts. Successful project managers get work done on time and within budget because they know how to work with people and not because they know how to create a perfect Gantt chart.

Great Quotes: Making Ideas Happen by Scott Belsky

QAspire

Elaborate Gantt charts and byzantine procedures plague bureaucracies large and small. I just completed reading Scott Belsky’s (Twitter: @scottbelsky ) book “ Making Ideas Happen – Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality ”.

Managing a Remote Team: 12 Best Practices for Better Productivity

Strategy Driven

Have a section in your cloud-based tool where members can easily view a team tree charting who’s reporting to whom, who’s leading whom, who’s working on what, and when they’re expected to deliver. The remote and mobile workforce population is steadily rising.

More on bridging the PM/Executive communications gap

Crossderry Blog

A lot of executives think project management is all Gantt charts and paperwork, so they tune those conversations out,” says Eric Morfin, partner, Critical Skills Inc., Home About Experience Trap/Complexity Set KM Set Metrics Set Crossderry Blog Entries RSS | Comments RSS Where’s Crossderry read?

Your Strategy Has to Be Flexible — But So Does Your Execution

Harvard Business Review

Action plans and Gantt charts can span many pages in pursuit of precision and concreteness. Morsa Images/Getty Images. Peter Drucker said : “Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.”