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An article written by Gary Winslow, Manager of Ghafari’s Paint Group, appeared online in Reliable Plant. Titled “A Leader’s Guide to Project Management Success”, the article details the upfront activities that a project manager should undertake to optimize results and mitigate risk, particularly for manufacturing plant projects.
“To solve a problem, you first have to identify it,” Gary says. He emphasizes the importance of having a defined and documented charter at the onset of the project, which describes the need to be fulfilled, the who, what, and where, as well as how the project will be evaluated by each stakeholder involved. He also discusses the process of developing the project scope and engaging a variety of stakeholders to get their input and buy-in.
Properly identifying the scope is a mark of leadership. It engages the team members in their wants and needs.
Paint Group Manager, Ghafari
“Properly identifying the scope is a mark of leadership,” he says. “It engages the team members in their wants and needs. Quality is more than a number. It is the passionate pursuit by a team to be the best. Throughput is the validation that the processes are right and the people are working as a high-performance team.”
Read the complete article here.