As you know I signed up for a new job recently. In week 1 I met the team and a few stakeholders. Then I went away for a week to PMOZ. Today, my first day of week 2 I broke down and implemented my first system change. I thought I would share it here.
Change #1 was a horizontal line on a whiteboard with a series of marks representing the fortnights between now and December 30. I then asked the project managers to turn up and place post-it notes onto the board with significant deliverables and activities from their projects.
This will likely be a catalyst for a portfolio (of about 8 projects) stand-up meeting where we look ahead into the immediate future and focus on risks and issues and face them collectively.
We'll see what happens.
The important think is that it is a small change.