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Project Management Basics: How to Manage Your Project with Checklists by Melanie McBride

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© Melanie McBride 2016

Melanie McBride, Project Management Basics, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2086-3_7

7. Chopping Down Your Project Mechanics

Melanie McBride

(1)Chandler, Arizona, USA

Now that you understand what solid project management looks like when the mechanics of the job—things like the schedule, risk management, and communications planning—are executed properly, it’s tempting to believe that’s the best way to manage any project. Okay, it really is, but let’s not forget that projects are still executed in organizations where project management discipline is as ephemeral as dandelion fluff. What do you do if the mere words “Work Breakdown Structure” cause instant rebellion? How do you convince people to devote time to planning the project work when ...

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