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The Project Manager's Book of Checklists by Richard Newton

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Managing others’ activity

This chapter contains checklists to get others to do work for you. This is important to project managers – project success depends on the project manager’s ability to get others to do the project work.

2.1 DEFINING TASKS AND SETTING OBJECTIVES FOR OTHERS

The starting point for getting anyone else to do a task is to define what you want. This checklist contains key points to consider when defining a task.

  1. Define the nature of the task. Think how you like things explained to you. You should be able to answer the following questions before you try to explain it to others:
    • What is the task?
    • Why does this task need to be done?
    • How important is the task? What priority is it?
    • What are the constraints on doing it (is ...

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