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Great Lessons in Project Management by David Pratt

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COMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT   6

Don’t Let Tech-Speak Threaten Your Project

A large private sector company hired a seasoned project management consultant to mentor its staff through a complex web redesign project. The deputy CEO appointed himself both the project sponsor and the project manager for the effort. Although he realized he had limited time to devote to the project, he felt the project’s importance demanded his personal attention. He designated his executive assistant to act as his deputy project manager, primarily to handle the paperwork and scheduling. The CEO had little project management experience, so he counted on the consultant ...

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