Scott Primeau replied to the topic Are You Struggling With Managing And Implementing? in the forum Program and Project Management 7 years, 1 month ago
Working in a farily small office (about 100 people total, about 35 in my Division), I’ve found myself wearing many hats on some projects: SME, project leader/owner, user acceptance tester, and PM. Wearing all of those hats on a project can create some internal struggles and confusion for other team members. As a project owner I probably want all of the functionality and features I or anyone else can dream of. As the PM, I want to control the scope. I wouldn’t recommend being a project owner and a PM, but that’s just the way it goes sometimes.I’d suggest exercising as much patience and delaying decisions. Don’t jump everytime you hear a the next best idea since sliced bread. Take some time to process what the impacts, benefits, and tradeoffs are.And, look for help as much as you can. Bounce ideas off other people. Look for other SMEs. Ask end users what they think. Yes, that all takes more time. But you’ll be better off for it.Thanks for the post!
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