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Hollywood Secrets of Project Management Success by James Persse

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Benefits of a Work Authorization System

As noted earlier, the project manager can choose to implement a WAS that is robust and broad or can select one that is light and streamlined. Both can make project management efforts more effective, precise, and timely. Three key benefits, summarized next, can be realized through the conscientious use of a WAS, no matter what its shape or size.

  • Clarity of assignment. Use of a WAS will help make clear who is engaged in what work across the project life cycle. Through committed use, this clarity will be realized at three points. Inside the team, members will understand how tasks have been distributed; therefore, each will be better able to integrate and communicate with other relevant teammates. The customer ...

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