My discussions in the past few weeks have been centered on project management so that’s what I’ve decided to write about for this post.
It’s inevitable that some projects will have more than one project manager during their lifetime. Some longer projects could take upwards of 6 years and in this day and age the reality is people may decide to move on to new roles sooner rather than later. So here’s my questions is it easier to kick off a project or take over mid way? There are so many factors to consider when answering this question but let’s give it a try.
One of the many challenges of kicking off a project is getting all the resources and SME’s commitment. Some may say that this commitment has already been established when the new PM steps into the role. The reality is people see this as their way out and may pull a fast one on the new PM.
A fresh pair of eyes may want to take the project in another direction but the original PM may have depleted the financial resources early on. How does someone change their strategy mid stride with tight deadlines and a restricted budget? That one is for you to answer.