Unless you enjoy bogging down your entire project team while they watch you update your schedule in real-time, consider breaking your large project plan into subprojects and delegating some or all of them.
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How well do mega-projects get managed in comparison with normal projects? Given the size, the scale, the visibility and the sensitivity of these projects, would it be reasonable to assume that they are managed more formally and more effectively than “normal” projects? Reasonable: possibly. Correct: sadly, no.
Formal processes have their place in the halls of project management, but sometimes a little project management ad-lib can go a long way. You won't end up at the Improv, but you may uncover your best practice when it comes to managing projects.
"Big" is somewhat defined in the eyes of the beholder. Beyond sheer size and mass, what makes big projects so daunting? Certainly as a project grows in size and scope, a number of things increase along with it--each adding complexity and risk to the effort. While there is no foolproof way to eliminate the risks associated to big projects, there are some things you can do to reduce those risks.