Some of you has asked how the handshaking technique works in more detail. This technique was designed and perfected in-house with the help of a number of project management practitioners. It basically works as follows:
1-All parties in a project are invited to make a list of what are their requirements from previous parties working on the project.
2-These lists are distributed to all parties mentioned and the mentioned party has to agree with the list writer about the deliveries in terms of time, function and quality.
3-Once all these lists are finished they can be transposed onto a Gantt chart and the project should follow this Gantt chart knowing that all parties know what they are expected to deliver.
Problems encountered with this technique are
a-Needs co-operation from all parties concerned. If it does not the project manager needs to do some chasing around.
b-Clear documentation is necessary otherwise if it remains verbal memories may waived in a few months time.
c-It is time consuming to start but it is an investment in communication.
The main benefits of this technique are:
- No blame throw arounds
- Less trouble shooting
- Less down-time due to rectification management
- A more harmonious project management environment
The total impact of such a system is in the region of 5% to 12% less project management time usage which can be focused on more important aspects of te
"A stitch in time, saves nine."
Managing Director and Chief Programmes Officer based in Malta and an avid entrepreneur who likes sharing his expertise in various fields with people from all walks of life.
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