“At this time of year, the clock is ticking and it may now be GO TIME to get projects across the finish line. Where there was once time and leeway, now things need to get done and completed. What is it going to take to get the project completed before the end of the year?
To bring the project across the finish line consider:
- What is it going to take to bring this project to a successful close?
- What resources are needed? Do we need to pull new resources?
- Are there any lessons learned from other projects that we can incorporate?
- Are there any specialized, or talented, human resources we can bring in at this time to move the project quicker? Are there experts or seasoned team members who can complete tasks more quickly than others?
- What elements can be completed consecutively? We often think that tasks are sequential (i.e. this has to be done before that), when in fact, we might be able to complete some tasks consecutively.
- What does complete look like? Think about quality and scope. Are we still within the original scope of the project, or has there been scope creep?
- Do we want to reconfirm project requirements, checking for any assumptions which may not be correct?
- What can we do to minimize distractions and focus on what is really important? Are there some tasks which need to be devolved from those on the project team so they can focus 100 % on the task at hand?
- What does project close out look like?
- How can we capture the learning so we don’t repeat these cycles next time?
- What’s going to help your projects move to completion phase quickly?”
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