Are you brave enough to give yourself a psychological checkup on a critical managerial skill, the ability to delegate? Many managers do not understand the difference between delegation and job assignment, and some cannot resist micromanaging their employees. Use this checklist to identify your shortcomings and chart your improvement at delegating responsibility.
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Are you staffing your risk management team? This candidate evaluation matrix (Excel) coupled with the sample job description document (Word) will point you in the right direction for finding the ideal risk reviewer.
Take the temperature of your project every week with this checklist. Make adjustments to your plan or procedures if necessary to correct any deficiencies and keep the project on target and on time.
Is your project accomplishing its objectives? Perhaps it's off track. Don't waste resources and money. Instead, use this checklist to see if it should continue into the next phase and what you need to do to ensure its success.
Wondering why your projects don't sail so smoothly? Looking to improve your project management approach? Use this checklist periodically, especially when you have time on and between projects to do some serious evaluation of how you really strategize, plan and manage your projects. It will reveal the adjustments you need to make to increase your chances of success on your future projects and reveal ways to improve your current project and capitalize on those things that are working best.
What's the first step in looking at the risks you face in delivering your project? Before performing a full-blow assessment, you may want to ask yourself a few simple questions. This 10 minute, 27 question worksheet will help you quickly identify a number of risk factors common to many projects. It's a great first step in looking at the risks you may be facing at a macro level.
Every project manager wants a dream team of competent, pleasant, reliable people who can be counted on to produce and work independently. Give your team members this checklist to monitor their own performance and inspire them to meet the intrinsic and extrinsic rewards of doing the project well. (That includes pleasing you!)
The beginning of a project is a busy and exciting time. It is easy to overlook details that may have a major effect on the course of the project. Use this checklist to assure yourself that the details are covered before you launch into action.
Buying a software package? How do you know which package best suits your business environment and which vendor will serve you best? This checklist will help you evaluate the key questions and tend to the important details of procuring the right packaged application.
Building an application? This checklist outlines 52 potential risk areas in application development, defining low, medium and high risk levels for each. Classifying your project risk in each of these areas will not only guide you in forming mitigation strategies, but really help you focus your management attention during the course of the project.