The answers to the Five W’s are essential to information-gathering. Who, What, When, Where, and Why answers formulate the complete story on a subject. In our work, Success Trek has noticed the absence of Why and when it is missing, confusion, frustration, discontent, and other unpleasant results follow.
Leaders and Teams
Say the word “team,” and most people envision a group of players forming one side in a competitive game or sport. In business, a team is a group of people with different skills who can combine their efforts to achieve a common goal. Teams go beyond a specific project, they make up your whole business.
Our last two blogs dealt with two dangers of managing projects: individual human capacity, and work styles and personalities. Today’s blog is on the third danger: the technology and applications used to communicate and manage the project. More specifically, finding the right technology and application. Here is our advice and perspective from our team’s real-world experience and education.
In a perfect world, projects would be implemented without risk or challenges. In reality, maneuvering through projects is often like a minefield. Work styles and personalities of those involved, the technology and applications used to manage and communicate, and individual human capacity are all possible dangers.
In our Blog Ready… Set… Project Management!, we looked at some of the challenges that influence whether a project succeeds or fails. Challenges increase when you have multiple projects involving various team members and other departments. How do you manage all the moving pieces and ensure everyone is accountable for their responsibilities?