As an ISM, you can see by now that you have to consider yourself to be some kind of plate spinner – with a number of different sub-projects going on at any one time. This may have been done to serve the needs of management, rather than for anything effectively designed by you. So the end result could be that nobody knows what’s going on!
However, there is always a concern that your large project is somewhat of an elephant that cannot be eaten whole. Therefore, breaking it down into a number of sub-projects, is a tactic designed to focus each team on specific tasks, rather than trying to spread them too thinly. We were encouraged to break it down into the following: