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before introducing any tools, it would be helpful if you could convince your leadership to pull less work into the system. Until that is done, it will be hard to get any predictability.
Once that is done, I'd suggest working with a few team members to develop some simple PM standards (principle-based) and once there is some consistency across the projects, then look to introduce a tool.
Otherwise, you are just automating chaos.
... and you (or senior management) wind up blaming the tool. The biggest part of setting up a PMO--as your post seems to suggest--is the change in culture that is required. Focus on changing the people and many of the listed woes will drop off. Bonne chance!
Thank you very much for your feedbacks.
I could use the tool for myself to keep track on all tasks, telling everyone not to look at it and just updating it myself.
What would you suggest to do next? What would be the first principles you would teach this kind of team and what other principles would you avoid starting with?
I think a couple of initial ideas would be:
1. Gather some data to prove to leadership that the amount of concurrent work is more than the supply of talent.
2. Have teams start to capture their actions and issues in a simple Excel workbook which they store in a centralized location.
3. Do some root cause analysis on the chronic delays to tasks. Is it too much multitasking (addressed in point 1), or is it something else?
Referring the questions
1 - 1month, 4 weeks, is reasonable for deployment Wrike
2 - PM tool, as the names implies is a tool for Project Management. Put yourself in each team member head, will the tool (wrike) permit me to perform my work?
3-Risks are managed by the PM (response plan can/should have one person accountable BUT even so, PM should be prepared for secondary risks)
5-PM knowhow, experience.
Your contractor expect you to manage the project, do PM tasks, actions. I would do regular status meetings, collect the tasks, follow-up each. Team members can use the tools better suits their needs as long job is done,(Pure, risk, stakeholders management).
1. I'm not sure they will allow some time for me to gather that data, but I can ask my manager.
2. That is why I'm using Wrike, so that we can all see what has to be done by whom.
3. It is multitasking. But it seems that they are used to working like that and there is some change management to work on.
1. My manager was asking for something quicker so at least now I have a fellow PM who supports my opinion.
2. I'm not sure it will really help them at the start of the project, but I hope that in few months from now they will realize the advantage of using such tool
3. Any suggestions on how to find/track/mitigate risks on this kind of industry?
4. Yes of course, but even asking SME, I'm being told that it is very difficult to give estimates.
5. Yes, and that's why I posted here, so maybe a fellow PM in the medical field could help.
The difficulty is now is proving (to elder senior management that they should believe me in managing that change). Wish me luck on that!
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