Monitoring Longer-Term Tasks and Projects
In This Chapter
• When confidence or optimism hinders efforts
• Course correction is the name of the game
• Smart managers anticipate
• Metrics as progress indicators
The greater the deed you want to get done, the more essential it is to monitor your progress. Suppose you have responsibility for some long-term project that involves many different types of resources over a prolonged period. Not monitoring your progress on large projects is synonymous with failure.
If you happen to luckily catch resultant problems in time, you may end up scrambling for weeks on end, putting in overtime, and causing others to work longer and harder. You’ll get things done, but no one may like you.
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