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

A5 - Have Project Initiation peer-reviewed

A good Project Manager should always have a critical perspective:

Project Manager Hat

Have we done a good job in Project Initiation, and are we ready to move on?

There may be errors or shortcomings that you’re missing for various reasons, including your proximity to the work. It’s a good idea to ask someone with project management expertise from outside the project team to be your peer reviewer and check what you’ve done with a fresh pair of eyes before moving on. Besides helping solve potential problems, peer review is a great way of learning for both sides.

If the organization is not larger than the project team or there’s no one in the organization capable of peer-reviewing the management aspects of the project, you should consider asking an outsider to help you.

The results of the peer review and any related information should be recorded on a card on the Integrated Project Board and closed after the necessary adjustments that were identified during the review have been made.

Besides the Project Manager hat, other hat-wearers may find it useful to have peer reviews as well:

Creator Hat

Do we need a production peer review?

Investor Hat

Do we need a business peer review?

User Hat

Do we need someone to peer review the user aspects?

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