The project leader needs to resolve to a course of action with a project plan and buy-in from the project team. Project members who understand the decision are likely to support the project. Project plans help to avoid rework by identifying the tasks that need to be completed and the correct task sequence.
- Resolving to a course of action…is so important for projects…that it's the third pillar…in the direct project leadership framework.…The dictionary definition for resolve…is to decide firmly on a course of action,…and in this video we'll explain what that really means,…and why it's so important for your whole team…to firmly resolve to a course of action.…Why do we use the word resolve?…Why not dictate, or agree to a course of action?…Because resolve implies an energy of commitment,…and the root of resolve is solve,…which suggests a willingness to compromise…and a focus on solutions.…
Let's look why this distinction is so important,…and some steps we can take to help a team…resolve to their course of action.…In a perfect world,…we know that the team needs to define…the challenges they're trying to solve,…and investigate the options for getting it done.…Then, they need to come together around a course of action…and translate that into a plan.…If you think about it,…a project plan is actually a model.…It's a shorthand way of describing things…
- Name who is responsible for approving the resources for the project.
- Recall what the spine of a fishbone diagram represents.
- List characteristics of the environment.
- Identify the tools used for mapping processes.
- Recognize what needs to be captured on the action item list.
- Recall what project metrics should be related to.
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