Have you asked each of your project team members these 3 questions?
- What is your understanding of the project objectives?
- What role do you play in delivering project results?
- Is there anything in your way of accomplishing the results and what can I do to help?
If not, why?
Even if you think there is no room for misinterpretation of your project plans, instructions, timelines, risk evaluation, etc; are you willing to bet your project on it? Or is it worth just a bit more time, not just at the beginning of the project, but regular intervals to ensure it?
Sometimes you will be pleasantly surprised with everyone on the same page. Sometimes the opposite is true. But it is much easier to reset the bar before 100 hour is down the tube and re-work is needed. I prefer to spend the bit of extra time…and you?
I really detest RED status items in my project report outs, period.