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

C2 - Have the Weekly Initiation peer-reviewed

It’s important to always remain critical:

Project Manager Hat

Have we initiated the week properly so that we're ready to move on?

A person external to the team who has the required project management skills should be asked to spend an hour or so peer-reviewing your work. That information can then be used to refine the plans.

If you have access to enough people, you should ask a different person to peer-review your work each time. This increases the diversity of opinions and enhances learning opportunities for everyone. If there’s no qualified person for peer review in your organization, you should consider finding an outsider to help you.

The results of the peer review should be recorded on a card on the Integrated Project Board, which is then closed after the necessary adjustments have been made.

Peer reviews are necessary for the management aspects. Depending on the type of project, you may want to use it for other hats as well, using the best practices and norms of each hat:

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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