In my prior three posts I discussed what is needed to help make better, faster project decisions. However, the WHAT you need to make decisions is different from the way a Project Manager and his or her team goes about making the decision. In discussing what seems to work well with many folks over the years, including my own colleagues, here are the 5 things you can do right now to accelerate your decision-making. 1. Put real choices “on the table” Too often when we have decisions to make, people know which one they want to pitch to their sponsor. However, they also feel they need to offer other alternatives, even if those alternatives are actually very poor choices and, in all likelihood, will never be selected. Yet, to make it seem as if there are real choices to make they include those other alternatives in the discussion.
5 things you can do to speed up decision-making