You've called your top team members into your office and asked them to coordinate a special project. It's a new sort of task for them, unlike your team's typical work, and they're unsure where to begin. Help them develop their projectskills by sharing with them these 10 key steps:
1. Determine the goal. Make sure they understand what they're trying to accomplish. With your help, they should state and define the goal in specific terms. Ask how things will be different for your team or enterprise once the project is completed.
2. Define success. How will a positive outcome manifest itself? What metrics will change for the better? Will productivity go up? Employee turnover go down? Spending is cut by 5 percent? Error rates by 10 percent? Identify the best ways to measure and verify that you've achieved your goal.
3. Strategize. Now it's time for your team members to retreat and develop a plan of attack. Ask the...(register to read more)