Intermediate Planning Steps: The Rodney Dangerfield of Project Management (Part 3)
This is the final of three installments on the Rodney Dangerfield part of planning - the intermediate planning steps. We are looking at the Responsibility Matrix, a tool that improves your ability to go from the earliest planning/scoping to the detailed planning/struggling connected with resourcing and scheduling. These often-skipped or insufficiently completed steps, "don't get no respect at all," but the Responsibility Matrix should at least make them easier to complete. In this installment, we will see how to use the matrix to clarify next steps and to anticipate and avoid problems.
Keep in mind that intermediate planning is in large part a clarification of workforce relationships. Look at the example matrix again.
Responsibility Matrix: Product Development Project Example
IS Project Manager
IS Lead Developer
IS Technical Writing Mgr
Business Operations Manager
HR Development Dep't
Legend: A (Accountable/Authority), R (Responsible), C (Communicated to), or S (Supports)
You now have roles or departments assigned "A." Use this information to find the corresponding contact names to
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