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Brilliant Checklists for Project Managers, 2nd Edition by Richard Newton

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CHAPTER 2: Managing others’ activity

This chapter contains checklists to manage others’ work. Project success depends on the project manager’s ability to direct the project team members to do the project activities.

Defining tasks and setting objectives for others

The starting point for getting anyone else to do a task is to define what you want. This checklist contains key points to consider when defining a task.

  1. Define the nature of the task. Think how you like things explained to you. You should be able to answer the following questions before you try to explain it to others:
    • What is the task?
    • Why does this task need to be done?
    • How important is the task? What priority is it? ...

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