|A.||Ask to take the idea back to your desk for a week or so. There you can confer with other employees and do additional research on his idea before you give him your response.|
|B.||The Ilities are the group of mythical Greek women who protected Homer and saw to it that he won every battle. Use the story of the Greek heroes, who found courage by relying on the idea of protectors backing them to mentally allow you to gain the confidence to discuss the project ideas.|
|C.||The responsibility for choosing projects belongs solely with your boss. Tell him that you are flattered that he has asked your opinion, but you feel that your role is just to fulfill the project requirements he sends to you in writing.|
|D.||There is a list of quality checkpoints called the “Ilities”. They are also useful when evaluating a project at conception to see if it is worthwhile to pursue, or if it should be dropped.|
It has become evident that effective Project Management has become significantly more demanding. The customer has been added to the PM table and is demanding higher higher levels of project quality. The successful Project Manager can borrow many of the techniques used by Lean and Six Sigma disciplines to deliver products and processes to continually meet customer needs profitably.
The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence™, has been widely received by business leaders throughout the world as an innovative approach for individuals to metamorphose into true leaders. It has also been accepted by organizations as a scientific formula to achieve breakthrough culture transformations.
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