Embracing the Unusual

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Embracing the Unusual Suspects (Players) on a project leads to insight and better expectations for firms, managers and clients.

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Embracing the Unusual

  1. 1. Confessions of a Five-Minute Manager<br />
  2. 2. What is UNUSUAL About This Pattern?<br />
  3. 3. Why Seek the UNUSUAL?<br />1. EFFICIENCY<br /> To quickly get past the clutter<br />
  4. 4. Why Seek the UNUSUAL?<br />1. EFFICIENCY<br /> To quickly get past the clutter<br />2. EFFICACY<br /> Clearly define goals<br />
  5. 5. Why Seek the UNUSUAL?<br />1. EFFICIENCY<br /> To quickly get past the clutter<br />2. EFFICIENCY<br /> Clearly define goals<br />3. HOW IT APPLIES TOPROJECT MANAGEMENT<br />
  6. 6. The USUAL Suspects<br />THE CLIENT<br />
  7. 7. The Client<br />PROJECT SCOPE<br />Are they easy to define or track?<br />
  8. 8. The Client<br />PROJECT SCOPE<br />Are they easy to define or track?<br />CONTRACTS & FUNDING<br />Are they quick to turn or long to burn?<br />
  9. 9. The Client<br />PROJECT SCOPE<br />Are they easy to define or track?<br />CONTRACTS & FUNDING<br />Are they quick to turn or long to burn?<br />COMMUNICATIONS<br />Is it easy or painful?<br />
  10. 10. The USUAL Suspects<br />THE PROJECT<br />
  11. 11. The Project<br />FOR LOVE<br />Fulfillment<br />
  12. 12. The Project<br />FOR LOVE<br />Fulfillment<br />FOR MONEY<br />Pays well<br />
  13. 13. The Project<br />FOR LOVE<br />Fulfillment<br />FOR MONEY<br />Pays well<br />FOR EXPERIENCE<br />Smart investment <br />
  14. 14. The USUAL Suspects<br />THE MANAGER<br />
  15. 15. The Manager<br />CAREER<br />How is this going to make me look<br />
  16. 16. The Manager<br />CAREER<br />How is this going to make me look<br />COMPANY<br />We could all profit from this<br />
  17. 17. The Manager<br />CAREER<br />How is this going to make me look<br />COMPANY<br />We could all profit from this<br />CLIENT<br />It’s the right thing to do<br />
  18. 18. An UNUSUAL Approach:The 5-Minute Manager<br />1. VIEW PROJECT LANDSCAPE<br /> Survey and detect irregularities<br />
  19. 19. An UNUSUAL Approach:The 5-Minute Manager<br />1. VIEW PROJECT LANDSCAPE<br /> Survey and detect irregularities<br />2. DEFINE CAUSE(S)<br /> Client / Project / Manager<br />
  20. 20. An UNUSUAL Approach:The 5-Minute Manager<br />1. VIEW PROJECT LANDSCAPE<br /> Survey and detect irregularities<br />2. DEFINE CAUSE(S)<br /> Client / Project / Manager<br />3. Take Action<br /> Fix / Educate / Improve / Accept<br />

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