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Manage It! by Johanna Rothman

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Tip 14Avoid Micromanaging with Inch-Pebbles

No one likes to be micromanaged. After all, we’re professionals. It’s hard to believe at first, but inch-pebbles can actually free you from micromanagement. Because the project team defines their tasks in small increments and a task is either complete or not, there is no need for continual status and task checking—for micromanagement. Project status is obvious at any time in the project. (If you’re working with a project manager or senior manager who inflicts help, inch-pebbles can’t save you—but then nothing can.)

Why Use Inch-Pebbles?

The more serial your life cycle or the longer the tasks, the more inch-pebbles can help. When you ask the team to schedule in inch-pebbles, everyone understands the ...

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