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The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right by Tom Kendrick

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Deal with Barriers

Guide project plan development, and use realistic information for project baseline setting. Resist unnecessary change through scrupulous scope change control, and visibly monitor progress throughout the project.

Act quickly to resolve problems while they are small. In a crisis, you may need to lead as if your authority is greater than your official position. Sometimes leadership requires acting decisively rather than waiting for permission (the “act now, apologize later” strategy). For situations you cannot resolve, do not hesitate to use problem escalation.

Be persistent in dealing with project issues. If the first attempt to deal with a problem fails, try again. Successful leaders who embrace difficult assignments often ...

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