Why favouritism is bad for your project

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Don’t treat your project team with favouritism. Be fair and even with all your project team.
Use job performance related metrics rather than personal preferences when allocating roles, tasks and rewards

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Manage with Contracts for Project Success

Agreeing to a contract

Manage with contracts to improve your project success. Define scope and roles clearly. Putting a lot of the project work out to contract is one way, with the benefit of being able to control the schedule and cost by applying contract terms. Or contract internally.

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Reliability Builds Trust

Reliability and Trust chart

Do what you say you will do, and do it when you said you will do it. Report to the client regularly and clearly. Keeping people informed significantly reduces project problems. Be reliable.

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Check Your Authority

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Avoid problems later by checking early in the project who is responsible for what aspect of the project and who has authority to approve what. Document this.

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Clarify Time Based Language

Problem: Many instructions, requests or orders state the due date requirement as something like “due Thursday” or “by tomorrow”, or even “due October”. However, that is unclear. When the person …

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