Chapter 5. Executing Tasks


Planning Work

  • Develop Causal Maps

  • Analyze Results from a Reference Class of Projects

  • Engage in Counterfactual Thinking

Clarifying Job Roles

  • Customize Individual Jobs

  • Recognize Who Can, Should, and Wants to Do What

  • Make Teamwork Work

  • Carefully Catalyze Self—Managing Teams

Monitoring Progress

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