Justin Fox of Harvard Business Review has an interesting piece trying to codify types of checklists.
He suggests that Atul Gawande, author of the terrific The Checklist Manifesto, doesn’t offer a “checklist for checklists.” I think Gawande actually does cover this material, though I suppose he doesn’t bring it out as a checklist. I’ve referred [...]
I have posted three new checklists here.
I hope you’ll find these useful not just in Legal Project Management but in a variety of projects. Comments and suggestions welcome, as always.
Harvard Business has a 15-minute audio interview with Dr. Gawande on checklists and why they matter. He’s an interesting speaker; give a listen.
At 10:15 into the interview, he talks about how hard it is to get people to accept checklists,
Checklists aren’t a panacea, and I think Dr. Gawande is trying too hard to [...]
The other day, I wrote about checklists for a project charter. Below is the sample organized in useful checklist form.
Checklist: Project Charter Status Item Notes Problem Statement Is there a clear client problem statement? Business Problem Is it phrased in terms of the client’s business problem? Vision Is there a project vision, expressed in [...]
I’ve been reading Atul Gawande’s work on checklists, and I had the privilege to hear him speak the other night. (You can also read his original New Yorker piece on checklists here.)
I think checklists are a valuable tool for both experienced and accidental project managers.
Right now, I’m working up some LPM checklists, starting [...]