Episode 43: Here’s a Document on How to Best Deal with My Foibles — Screaming in the Cloud

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    ;-)

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    Tagged with your team

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  8. Project Management Ch 1 - Breaking Down Projects | Manager Tools

    Our guidance on the first stage of managing your own projects: breaking them down into something manageable.

    For those of us who aren't project managers - who haven't had training in PMP or PMI or one of the other methodologies - big projects can be daunting. In this cast we're going to show you how to break down your projects into manageable pieces, using a method similar to that listed in David Allen's Getting Things Done. The book is excellent, and covers much more than projects, so if you don't want to listen to us, go straight to the book.

    For those continuing to listen, we're going to take the example of creating a new onboarding process (the process whereby a new employee becomes a member of the team). You've just been given this project by your manager - and the new employee starts in 4 weeks.

     

    http://www.manager-tools.com/2015/03/project-management-ch-1-breaking-down-projects

    —Huffduffed by cander

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    When decisions are made you may disagree with, you must communicate the decision supportively both in public and in private.

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