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

G2 - Generate new ideas

Based on G1, you know how the project’s output has performed. Now you can act on that information.

User Hat

Can we make any adjustments to the output to make it more suitable to its users?

Can we target any new users for the output?

Creator Hat

Should we make any adjustments to improve the performance of the output?

Can we make any new, useful outputs based on what is already done?

Investor Hat

Can we make adjustments to the output to increase its benefits?

Inspired by this project, can we think of other beneficial projects?

The ideas will be evaluated later and a Project Initiation held for those that seem more worthy of receiving a better evaluation followed by an educated go/no-go decision. Small adjustments can be applied outside the project structure as maintenance efforts. However, when possible, it’s best to package them as one or more micro-projects with specific goals.

It’s possible to merge the G2 activity of multiple projects into one to take a more holistic view.

Project Manager Hat

Are we using proper facilitation techniques for generating new ideas?

It’s possible to use various techniques, such as Delphi, to help generate better ideas.

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