Project Management Simplicity

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While attending a family celebration this past weekend I was reminded of the importance of being organized and pre-planing. When I complemented our host on how smooth and seamless the activities flowed, she thanked me and interjected that she in fact did not consider herself an organized person. What did she do that made her event work? A simple timetable with the afternoon’s activities blocked in 15 and 30 min increments. A cross over moment. As project managers we do this all the time either following a waterfall (sequential) or scrum approach. In this case a simple sequential top-to-bottom timetable was all that was required to keep the 200 attendees all moving in the right direction at the right time. Of course the m.c. and caterer needed to follow the script, but even when things went “off-script” they were still headed in the right direction.  A great example of project management simplicity. Share your story with us.

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About Dave Oshlag

W5Templates CEO & Founder and President of Project Marketing Associates, a company in the business of assisting leaders deliver results without increasing overhead. Dave's passion is project management. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon's Engineering and the University of Chicago's Business programs, he offers a practical and results oriented approach to CRM and Project Management based on 25+ years of experience.

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