Bureaucratic project management – no way!

While running project management courses, I have been accused a few times of being a bureaucrat and I hate it!

What’s the reason I have been accused of being bureaucratic?

The main reason is my suggestion in our project management training that project managers use some simple project management templates to help them manage their projects. During discussions with those who attend our project management coursesI introduce participants to a range of project management templates. I suggest that they are really useful as communication tools internally or externally. Now I do not want to revisit my last post about project management communication if however you want to read it you can find it here.

Some of the project managers who have been on our project management workshops seem to be carrying lots of project information in their heads;

• risks – in their head
• stakeholders – in their head
• business case, yes, in their head

The list could go on.

Those who know me will testify that I hate bureaucracy – not just in project management! So, here’s my suggestion. If you want to communicate, if you want to manage your projects effectively you will need some paperwork to help you do this. What paperwork? Some people have internal project management templates that they use, some do not. So, how about downloading our project management teampltes – for free! BUT, the key is to adapt them for your project and use only those that you need.

That way, you avoid keeping information in your head and it is put down on paper – for others and to communicate.

Download ours here and do amend them to fit your needs.

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3 Responses to Bureaucratic project management – no way!

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  2. Remember,

    Bureaucracy protects the organisation from the incompetent
    – Jack Welch

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