7Phase II: Preparation and Producing

DOI: 10.4324/b22993-7


With Phase I. Creation successfully completed, Phase II. Preparation and Producing begins. At this stage, the initiative becomes an approved project for the organization. Large complex and mission-critical projects are assigned to a project manager and become part of the organization’s active project portfolio. The hundreds of minor improvement activities usually referred to as “continuous improvement” projects do not have the luxury of being managed by a professionally trained and experienced project manager. Not having well-trained, experienced project knowledgeable individuals in charge of these less demanding projects may be a major error in the present way we manage ...

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