A - Project Initiation
A02 - Appoint the project manager
A03 - Appoint the key team members
A05 - Identify and plan the deliverables
A06 - Identify risks and plan responses
A07 - Have project initiation peer-reviewed
A08 - Make a go/no-go decision
B - Monthly Initiation
B01 - Revise and refine the plans
B02 - Have the monthly cycle peer-reviewed
B03 - Make a go/no-go decision
B04 - Kick off the monthly cycle
C - Weekly Management
C01 - Measure and report performance
C02 - Plan responses for deviations
C03 - Kick off the weekly cycle
D - Daily Management
E - Monthly Closure
E01 - Evaluate stakeholder satisfaction
E02 - Capture lessons and plan for improvements
F - Project Closure
F02 - Evaluate stakeholder satisfaction
F03 - Have the closing activity group peer-reviewed
F04 - Archive the project documents
G - Post-Project Management
B05 - Conduct a focused communication
This management activity belongs to the Monthly Initiation group. This group of activities are done in the beginning of each month to prepare us for a new monthly cycle.
Send a message to everyone and tell them about the expected achievements in the upcoming month and the risks involved. It’s important to let everyone know their role in the overall achievements of the project.
The main goal is to make sure that people involved in the project remain aligned with the overall goals and do not limit their contributions to isolated specialist activities.
Keep the message short and clear, and focus on expected achievements rather than planned tasks.
The following principles play a significant role in this management activity: