What a novel approach to project management!
VP running a large project called an status meeting for all team leads. He asked each of the 20 people for their assessment of where the project is, on a scale of 1-to-10. There were some of the traditional obligatory answers (e.g. "For effort, I'd say we are at a 20. For progress...a 6"). Probably bears mentioning that there is no project plan so this may be the best way to judge where things stand (at least for reporting up the food chain).
Were they all standing up in a circle?
It would have been better if done by secret ballot. Hand out 3x5 index cards and pencils and have everyone put down a number and then discuss the aggregate result.
Did the VP have his sleeves rolled up?
For director/VP levels, I have always preffered a very concise reporting technique to them. It involves one of two responses to any questions
So who got voted off?
I have a variation of the "smiley face/sad face" answering technique that involves either punching them in the face over and over, or not punching them in the face at all.
You have to work smarter, not harder
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I once worked for one of the largest ISP's in the US, and there was a special website that senior management used to check on the progress of projects. It was our responsibility to flag each project as Green, Yellow or Red.
>> (e.g. "For effort, I'd say we are at a 20. For progress...a 6")
What was the client's opinion?
fool for python
No, *this* would be a novel approach:
---"For effort, I'd say we are at a 20. For progress...a 6"-----
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