chapter  5
9 Pages

Executing, Monitoring, and Controlling Projects

ByDouglas Peyton Martin, Lauren Mix

Most in the industry advocate spending the most time and focus in this area of project management. There are more books, podcasts, webinars, and articles on this dimension of project management above all others. The Evil path involves doing some stupid things in the name of finishing the project on time. The concept of plenism applies to all meetings. Plenism is a perspective that nature abhors a vacuum. Projects in jeopardy due to a serious issue or risk are a common challenge. Organizations often take extreme measures to address the challenge by cutting resources, giving ultimatums, slashing scope, or sacrificing quality. Setting the time to a less-than-pleasant window at the beginning, middle, or end of the day ensures the team is either starting their day early, staying through lunch, or working later until the challenge is resolved. Establish and agree upon the requirements to end the meetings with all participants.