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Team Decision Making Best Practices

Assign roles and responsibilities to ensure decisions can be made by the team

Teams need to be able to make decisions to keep an initiative moving forward; all decisions can’t possibly be made, nor should they, by the team leader.

However, in order to enable for effective decision making by team members, assigned roles and […]

Decision Making

Are you asking the right questions before making a final decision?

Often when faced with making a final decision based on input from the team, a leader may move ahead with implementing the recommended solution, but may not really have all the facts or explored the solution presented fully.

When faced with making a decision […]

Are You Enabling Decision Making By Employees?

Not all decisions need to be made by management. Some decisions are best made at individual contributor level or by workgroup/teams. Imagine if a manager tried to make every decision for his team! Not practical and, frankly, his won’t always make the best decision. Those closest to the problem should be involved in making the […]

A stakeholder’s desire to increase project scope

A mini case study

You are working on a project to implement an online benefits management portal to enable employees to have a “one stop” location to view their health and dental benefits, get answers to benefits-related questions, and enable for changes to be made to health benefit coverage. Requirements were gathered over a two […]

Using the Plan-Do-Check-Act Cycle

The Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) Cycle is another way of looking at problems and determining appropriate solutions. The PDCA Cycle is often called the Deming Cycle because it is about continuous process improvement.

Exhibit: PDCA Cycle

Here is what happens in each phase:

Plan: In this phase, the team identifies a business problem and agrees […]