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Artful Nagging for Task Completion

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One of Merriam-Webster’s definitions of nag is “to annoy (someone) with repeated questions, requests, or orders.” Nagging can become an art form in project management - striking the right level of annoyance is critical; you want to encourage action, but not significant frustration or avoidance. Project managers frequently have to find a unique and subtle balance with many different project participants, so having a number of different approaches in your skillset is advantageous. Being able to nag effectively, by varying approach and using humor, can have a big impact on project outcomes.

Artifacts

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Artifacts are documents related to the project. Project Managers must fully document objectives and deliverables. These documents align projects to business objectives, address the needs of sponsors and clients, and properly set the project team's expectations.

Avoidance

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Avoidance - the first and most direct means of dealing with risk factors is through avoidance. This is often the result of re-planning the project or an aspect of it in order to prevent the risk from being an issue on the project....

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