Keeping Your Head When a Project’s Wheels Fall Off
A recent collaborative article on TC World from technical writer Martin Brüggemann and project manager Diana Rehberg offers some really good advice for effective project management. Specifically, it talks about what to do when things throw a wrench into your previously smooth-running project. Additionally, it provides some advice on how to avoid such problems in the first place.
In part, the piece discusses:
- Questions to ask before pulling together the project plan
- Allowing for tolerances within the plan
- Recognizing problems
- The kind of feedback you should look for during the project
- What to do when your project is wavering
One of the best pieces of advice in the article talks about something we all know but all too often forget:
“Hardly any project runs completely without problems. Right from the beginning be prepared that there will be problems and difficulties and then you are not caught off-guard.”
Using Metrics to Plan Documentation Projects
Care to share some of your project nightmares or successes? What did you do and what did you learn when planning subsequent projects? Please leave a comment, we’d love to hear from you!