The half double project management method seeks to eliminate time wasted on output with no value and substantially increasing impact that delivers value to the business.With three core elements, Impact, Flow & Leadership, a new guideline for effective project management and execution can be achieved.
Traditional project management is focused on the outcome of the project rather than the impact or effect it has and is usually conducted with a linear non-agile methodology. This makes project execution slower when phased with the inevitable changes and uncertainty in the environment, which results in a costly and less productive project by end.
The half double simply turns traditional project management upside down and improves on time, cost and quality.
Impact creation is the foundation for the project to become successful as it creates the platform, which stakeholders use as a reference for why, how and when tasks are completed.
By building the impact case it’s possible to drive changes within business and behavior, as stakeholders can see and understand the challenges ahead.
The project is designed around the case for early impact delivery, however, it’s important not to lose touch with key stakeholders as they are vital for the success of the entire project. Ensure continuous feedback, always.
Flow is required for effective performance as too much complexity and various halts in progress will reset the projects overall effectiveness.
By planning the project with flow in mind you should allocate core team and ensure colocation, so the team can solve complex issues without time or space being a hindrance. Furthermore, defining a project heartbeat will ensure stakeholder interaction can be planned alongside executing the project in sprints allowing early impact delivery.
Leadership ties the other elements together with a collaborative and people first approach, which ensures the project leader engages with its stakeholders to drive the project forward.
It is important that the project owner stays active, committed and engaged, while keeping a mindset of reflection and adaption. In short, embracing uncertainty and change while staying involved is the key to success.
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