Project Management for Change
October 2018 Newsletter
Making Better, Faster Decisions as Project Managers
As project managers, we make decisions or facilitate decision-making for our projects often. However, decisions can be delayed due to a variety of reasons, and can lead to project delays, frustrations, and general dissatisfaction. The ability to make better, faster decisions can not only increase efficiency, but also drives the team towards a clear path.
Three things that we need to make these decisions include (via PMI):
- Accurate information, at frequent intervals, from reliable sources
- Willingness to make decisions under uncertain conditions
- Project governance structure that pushes decision making down to the lowest possible level
Other information that may be useful for better decision-making is data analytics. Data analytics has become increasingly more used, such as for new opportunities, reducing costs, increasing efficiencies, and making better (and faster) decisions. Data analytics can also be used to improve project outcomes. From an example on CIO, when a team was examining their technology platform, they realized through data analytics that rather than developing their customer service staff, they should have been focusing on "community enthusiasts" that the customer preferred talking to. From that information, the organization was able to prioritize the types of projects they took on, and identified opportunities within their projects to improve customer service and reduce internal costs.
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Watch this free webinar by NSF International to learn about what happens when we're under pressure, what works and doesn't work, and suggestions on developing decision making rules.
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