There is a fine balance between trust and control. To get a project completed successfully a project manager must have a strong element of trust in their team, it would be too time consuming and deflating to count on control as the only means for ensuring tasks are complete.
So what is the balance? We need to create a project schedule with enough detail to provide us confidence that the team knows what they are doing, and provides us with a view of the team's progress. Request too much detail and the team will close ranks.
In this audio course, learn some common methods and innovative ideas for getting a balanced schedule in place. Specifically, learn
- How to identify activities and milestones
- Creating an end-to-end vision for the project schedule;
- How to account for risk in your estimates;
- How to convert your time schedule into a cost baseline (budget)