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Managing Projects in the Real World: The Tips and Tricks No One Tells You About When You Start by Melanie McBride

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Decision Making

Decision making is a big part of leading a project or program team. As a leader you need to understand the importance of decisive action, the pitfalls of failing to decide, and the various decision-making tools out there.

First Step? Make the Decision

In the early days of my career, I had the good fortune to hear Jim Morgan, then the CEO of Applied Materials, talk about leadership. Mr. Morgan is a very practical leader and I still draw on his points of view when it comes to leadership skills. In fact, my whole take on decision making comes straight from him. Here’s his philosophy on decision making in my own words:

Part I: Make ...

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