Project Initiation Weekly Initiation Daily Management Weekly Closure Project Closure Post-Project Management Identify the high-level decision maker(s) A1 Understand and distribute the hats A2 Select tools and create a project repository A3 Create a common understanding A4 Have Project Initiation peer-reviewed A5 Make a go/no-go decision A6 Conduct a focused communication A7 Revise and refine the common understanding C1 Have the Weekly Initiation peer-reviewed C2 Make a go/no-go decision C3 Conduct a focused communication C4 Manage follow-up items D1 Close completed deliverables D2 Measure and report performance E1 Evaluate stakeholder satisfaction E2 Capture lessons and plan for improvements E3 Consider swapping hats for the week E4 Double-check and hand over the final output F1 Evaluate stakeholder satisfaction F2 Have the Project Closure peer-reviewed F3 Consider swapping hats for Post-Project Management F4 Archive the project documents F5 Celebrate! F6 Conduct a focused communication F7 Evaluate the benefits G1 Generate new ideas G2 Conduct a focused communication G3

Introduction is a flavor of designed for micro-projects with approximately 1 to 7 team members, which can be run in various environments, from mega- to micro‑organizations (including single-person ones). Similar to, is a minimalist project management system.

The diagram shows the process. Each node (A1, A2, …) is a management activity. Each activity belongs to one of 6 activity groups (Project Initiation, Weekly Initiation, …). Two of the activity groups are one-time linear ones, while the others are cyclic.

In the case of stretched micro-projects, which last for a long time and only consume a small portion of the team members’ time, you can replace the weekly cycle with a monthly cycle.

You can click on each activity on the online diagram to open its page and read about it. If it’s your first time learning, it’s best to start at A1 and read all of them in order.

To be successful in your projects, you need to understand and continuously follow the Nearly Universal Principles of Projects (NUPP).

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