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Today's Question:
 
You are the project manager for a large project. Some members of the project team have come to you and asked that they be allowed to take advantage of a the corporate policy that allows work on a flexible schedule. Some of the other team members feel that because of the complexity of the project it is important that all team members be on site at all times unless they are absent for business reasons. What should you do?

A.  Turn down the request for flexible time schedules.
B.  Accept the request for flexible time schedules.
C.  Discuss this problem with your manager and act on the results of the meeting.
D.  Facilitate a meeting of the project team members and allow them to decide.

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Tip of the week**: Manage your project’s highest risk: you

Believe it or not, your project’s highest risk may be YOU, the project manager. Think about it......  If something happens to you, how will that impact your project? I’m not talking about fatalities but just the usual incidents that occur, such as short-term illness, family emergency or a flu outbreak.

If you do not have a trusted backup who can run meetings on your behalf, then now is a good time to start mentoring that up-and coming associate project manager or that eager project team leader. Give them opportunities to chair some of your meetings and coach them to take on additional project management responsibilities.

They will be motivated by the challenge, you will minimise your risks and you will free up some of your time to take on bigger challenges. It’s a win‐win situation; apart from anything else, you cannot be promoted if you are indispensable!  fro more on delegation see: http://www.mosaicprojects.com.au/WhitePapers/WP1091_Delegation.pdf.  

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In a typical 5 day PMP or CAPM course, Lynda will teach the 'soft skills' of communication and stakeholder management (days 1 & 4); and Patrick will teach the 'hard skills' of scope, time and cost (days 2, 3 & 5).
 
Dr Lynda Bourne Dr. Lynda Bourne DPM, PMP, FACS, FAIM.
Lynda is an internationally recognised consultant, author and trainer. She has extensive experience as a Senior Project Manager and Project Director specialising in delivery of IT and other business-related projects and has worked as a Senior IT Project Management Consultant.  

Lynda is Director of Professional Services with Mosaic Project Services and the Managing Director and CEO of Stakeholder Management Pty Ltd.
 
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Patrick Weaver Patrick Weaver PMP, PMI-SP, FAICD, FCIOB.
Patrick has over thirty five years experience in the Project Management industry and has been a PMI member for over 25 years.  His career initially focused on the planning and managing of construction and engineering projects. The last twenty years has seen his businesses and experience expand to include the successful implementation of project controls in a range of government, ICT and business environments and the development of a range of sophisticated training options.

Patrick is
the Managing Director of Mosaic Project Services Pty Ltd.
   

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**The 'Tip of the Week' is based on:

Lessons Learned
Lessons Learned in Project Management: 140 Tips in 140 Words or Less
Compiled by Editor - Dr. John A. Estrella.

A Twitter-inspired book of 140 tips, each in 140 words or less, from experienced project managers that constitutes a concise body of knowledge useful for all project managers. This book is instantly usable, friendly, and full of great advice. The fact that each tip is short and to the point separates the signal from the noise; and this book is pure signal.

To preview and buy visit: http://www.amazon.com/Lessons-Learned-Project-Management-Words/dp/1456357581
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