LOTS OF PROJECTS, ALL AT ONCE
As the working group grows, so do the number of active projects. Juggling adequate and timely delivery, resource optimisation and overall management can easily turn into a nightmare.
Planning is a complicated activity that requires the coordination of many elements. Successfully planning priorities, resource availability, skills distribution, budget allocation and deadlines are is crucial to success. In addition, involving people in a variety of projects gives them the opportunity to grow professionally, develop new skills and acquire the know how necessary for future growth.
THE MAINSTREAM SOLUTION AIN’T ENOUGH
The mainstream solution for the above challenges is putting senior and more experienced people who have the right authority and vision to manage planning activity. In most cases this solution results in a long and costly planning process where experience is mostly used to micromanage whilst the rest of the team has little or no direct responsibility.
A similar approach is used often in controlling projects. The desire to generate a large amount of data is often perceived as the only solution in understanding the current state and progress of projects whilst the real sense of data is often overlooked, resulting in laborious extraction, synthesis and analysis of data. The real understanding of a project’s state requires specific skills and time in transforming the data into relevant information.
THE METHOD WITH THE SENSE OF “WE”
If all of the above sounds familiar you can probably appreciate the new approach offered by WETHOD.
WETHOD planning is managed in a collaborative manner: after creating a new project and defining its budget every project manager can freely plan and schedule resources. The system assures consistency between the planned and allocated resources eliminating the need for supervision. Experience and a more holistic vision of individuals is only used in critical and exceptional situations that require extreme prioritisation. Project control is managed by collecting data on a consistent basis, and presenting up to date information that requires no further elaboration to the PMS. The result is an integrated system that manages essential information in a project oriented manner.
WETHOD is not only a system that requires collaboration in order to maintain updated information, but also a system that rewards behavior and compromises the work of those who don’t.