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Manage It! by Johanna Rothman

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Chapter 8Steering the Project

You’ve written the project charter, you’ve got a plan so people know what done means, and you’ve got some kind of a schedule. The project team is working. You’re officially in the middle of the project, where it’s your job to steer the project to a successful conclusion.

If you haven’t defined your project dashboard (Chapter 11, Creating and Using a Project Dashboard), do that now. You’ll need to take quantitative and qualitative measurements to make sure you understand the project’s true state. Once you know the state, you can make decisions about how to steer the project.

Steering the project includes looking for risks and managing those risks. One way to look for risks is to organize the project so you ...

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