Rita says status meetings considered harmful

Project Management guru Rita Mulcahy argues that only wimpy project managers have status meetings. But is this really true?

In my experience, the primary value of these meetings is not in allowing the PM to save time by having everyone on the team in one room to be pinged, but in having each of the team members hear about the issues that the other team members are experiencing.

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Interesting Project Management tip

I was at a talk last week in which the speaker insisted that the biggest error a project manager could make was tracking percent complete. “Don’t track percent complete – track estimate to completion” was his advice. Interesting! Arguably this forces more rigorous thinking about what really has to be done to put the project to bed.

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The Spiritual Side of Project Management

I really enjoyed surfing this site, which contained some interesting reflections on the spiritual side of Project Management. Three rules from the author, Jim Chapman:

  • Figure out what business you’re in, and then mind your own business.
  • Fifty percent of project management is just paying attention.
  • If you’re not overwhelmed, then you don’t understand. 🙂