Join Bob McGannon for an in-depth discussion in this video Differences between large and small projects, part of Insights from a Project Manager.
- You know, the difference between large and small…is scalability.…Project management needs to be scalable.…Your techniques as a project manager…need to be scalable.…The term that I use to describe this is enoughness.…You need to be able to do, and ideally you do,…just enough project management…to keep this on the rails,…to make sure all the ideas for change…that could occur with this project…are being duly considered or actually executed.…
But you have to scale it to the environment…and the project.…A large project could have a project manager…or a program manager with project managers…reporting to him or her, and I've got…a specialized risk manager and I've got…all these other bits and pieces.…But I don't want to put all those bits and pieces…in place if I don't need them…because it just slows things down.…So there's a balance point between…good responsible diligence…for being a steward for the business and the project…to doing project management for project management's sake.…
So basically what I do is…is I have a three tiered project management approach…
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