Let’s consider what I think are 5 key actions toward a successful risk mitigation strategy and a positive move forward following such occurrences.
Aggregate. This is not as easy as it sounds – and is the reason for conflicts and ego clashes on the project team or in any work situation for that matter. You come into any project engagement with sometimes a very broad mix of responsibilities, experience levels, expertise, egos and sometimes even allegiances. The project manager must mold that mix into a like-driven forward moving, same-goal oriented team whose one goal is project success. Sounds easy? No, it’s not. But the experienced project manager can likely handle it by setting boundaries at the beginning of the engagement and everyone else who leads projects may have to “fake it till they make it.” The experience must start somewhere.