Projects Intended For Results

A Toolbox for Facilitating Team Charters and Project Plans

You can create additional time for yourself by facilitating team charters with members who build their own activities and support requirements to help you reach your project objectives.  Modern leaders facilitate the development of consensually owned team charters, including work breakdown structure (WBS).  Project Tools (below in italics) will help you build robust team charters and projects plans. For your benefit, each link takes…

Meeting Participation (Preparation)

Meeting Participation Tips (Part 1 of 3—The Beginning)

Great meetings include certain, repeatable characteristics.  A high level of participation frequently indicates the opportunity for a great meeting.  What encourages participation? We share select characteristics with you through the sequence they would occur in a well-conducted meeting; namely the beginning, the middle, and the end.  The following is not meant to be exhaustive, as…

Contrast

SMART Versus DUMB Criteria

Purpose The intent here is to illustrate the difference between clear, or SMART (Specific, Measurable, Adjustable, Relevant, and Time-based) definitions and criteria contrasted with unclear or DUMB (ie, Dull, Ubiquitous, Myopic, and Broad) definitions and criteria. An Unclear Business Definition (Example of DUMB Customer ID) “The ID of the customer” A Clear Business Definition (Example of SMART…

Balance

How to Converge Your Brainstorming Input—Key Measure (continued)

Brainstorming‘s third activity, frequently called ‘convergence’, may take the form of decision criteria. Criteria can take different forms, as shown below. Purpose Here we define how an organization will measure its progress as it reaches toward its future vision. Defined—key, measures, objectives, goals, and considerations: A key is something of paramount or crucial importance. A…

How to Facilitate an After Action Review

An Agenda and Support to Facilitate an After Action Review

Here is a meeting agenda for reviewing a project, program, or initiative.  While given various names, we will refer to this workshop as the After Action Review.  It provides a group reflection by those involved to learn what happened so that we can improve future performance. Purpose of an After Action Review Meeting The After Action…