Until now, I've referred to the one-page project manager (OPPM) solely as a communication tool. It is that, of course. But in fact, it can be used as something more—a powerful project proposal display for a consulting firm and a management tool for you, as the consultant's client.
While at O.C. Tanner, I hired an international consulting firm to help us with a pricing project. We wanted to evaluate our pricing strategy to better align our prices with the value we provide our clients.
The OPPM we created had three uses:
The project involved two phases. The OPPM samples found in this chapter show the tool completed for the first phase and as a plan waiting to be implemented for the second phase.
Notice the two OPPMs (Figures 12.1 and 12.2) are fairly standard-issue types, the sort we have seen in other chapters with a few variations. Let's look at Phase 1 first. The header contains the name of the project, Pricing Strategy (Phase 1); the Project Leader; and ...