The Olympic rings are five intertwined circles that represent the elaborate and complex Games. Similarly, project managers can bring five rings of discipline together to manage very complex projects. Each of these rings builds upon the other--and they give the project manager a taxonomy by which to manage Olympian efforts
Large projects can be intimidating, but leadership can make the difference. The challenge comes from making sure that you have enough insight into the various project elements to ensure that each team member is put in the best position--that’s where good leaders can excel.
Projects are really a series of decisions about priority, approach, the team, the timeline and more. In organizations where project managers and team members don’t make decisions, it’s no wonder projects languish and often fail. Three questions (and more importantly, their answers) can point you in the right direction, courtesy of an Olympic CFO.