• Common myth: “This Project does not do Project Management because we don’t have a Project Manager”. Managers, Leads and Team members can learn and follow best practices of Project Management

  • Focus PM rigor on complex, large and Strategic Projects

  • Be Lean: prevent waste, extra time, labor or overheads that do not add value

  • See the big picture, align with the big picture and institutional priorities

  • Always manage risk

  • Focus on dependencies, more than on deadlines

  • Scope changes often, be ready to adapt to changing requirements by iterating

  • Empower teams, create culture of self directed teams

  • Smaller achievable projects which deliver good enough work, versus forever running projects which deliver much later or never deliver

  • Communicate often and effectively

  • Laser focused short meetings, go into a meeting knowing what problems you are solving, come out with action items

  • No Charter, No Project (except for Operational Projects). Charter is to get everyone aligned

Have comments or thoughts about these principles? We would love it! Contact (Acting) Director of the PMO, Rajiv Kaushik.