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Edited: July 30th, 2014

The PM Minimalist “Cut the Fat” Audit: Part 2, A Project Management Weight Loss Strategy

In Part 1 of this series, The Sources of Project Bloat, I described how PM artifacts and processes typically accumulate over time and weigh down all of an organization’s projects. In this article, I’ll show you how you can determine whether your organization’s PM has become obese and devise a customized strategy to lose some PM weight.

Part 2:  A Project Management Weight Loss Strategy

So how can you figure out if your organization is PM process-heavy and weighed down by too many PM artifacts?  The PM Minimalist “Cut the Fat” Audit can help. It consists of three major activities:

  1. Inventory your active PM artifacts and processes.
  2. Conduct the “Is This Really Valuable?” Analysis and the “Fix It or Ditch It?” Survey.
  3. Develop your “Fix It or Ditch It” Recommendations.

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Edited: March 2nd, 2011

The PM Minimalist “Cut the Fat” Audit: Part 1, The Sources of Project Management Bloat

In this two-part series, I’ll introduce you to The PM Minimalist “Cut the Fat” Audit. The goal of this audit is to uncover and eliminate the useless PM stuff that you and your organization might be doing — the stuff that swells up your projects for no good reason, wasting peoples’ time and weighing down those who are trying to create your project deliverables.

Part 1: The Sources of Project Management Bloat

PM bloating manifests primarily in two forms:

  • Too many artifacts (i.e., schedules, worksheets, reports)
  • Too much supervisory hovering

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Edited: March 1st, 2011

Video Series: Become a Project Management Minimalist

This series of free online videos (also available on DVD) is designed to help you apply “just enough” project management (PM) to manage your projects effectivelywithout burdening your team (and you!) with a bunch of unnecessary PM administrivia. This  series, along with the one-page reference, 10 Steps to Project Success, can be used as stand-alone basic PM training. It also serves as an in-depth introduction to the Book, The Project Management Minimalist.

Go to: Project Management Minimalist YouTube Channel, GreersPM

Go to: Project Management Minimalist Videos at Vimeo

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Edited: June 3rd, 2010