You may not like this one, since it could give you pain if your manager sees it and youíre not managing your projects correctly. But Iím sending it because I care! You need to run your projects professionally, both for the good of you, your organisation, and your customers.
And it means that you can make sure than anyone who is doing a project for you does it properly, which will be good for you and for them in the end!
So here we are: Good Questions to ask a Project Manager.
How much time are you allowing per week for managing this project?
Whatís the key driver, do you think?
How did you get all the tasks listed? - Can I see your WBS?
How much contingency have you allowed for the whole job?
Which are the critical tasks?
Have you planned the loading?.(how many people at the peak?)
What are the risks?
Before commencement: can I see the Gantt chart?
Did you do a network diagram or just go straight to the Gantt?
During: can I see the coloured-in Gantt chart?
How often do you have a progress meeting?
Are you going to slip the programme or crash something? (what?).
How are you monitoring the cost? And whatís the estimated final cost at completion?
After: have you done a review? (and what did you learn?)
Where will you keep the review write-up?
Thanks for doing a really good job on this project.
onwards and upwards!
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