When one surgeon and his team developed a two-minute checklist that covered some basics for surgery and good teamwork and tested it in eight different hospitals, the results were stunning. A 35% decline in deaths and complications related to surgery.
They allow you to act quickly and confidently. They combat the very real danger of complacency and failure by omission.
Checklists are even more important in complex situations, because these are precisely the times when you face uncertainty or may not even know what you don’t know. In these cases, A checklist can guide you through the process and ensure you miss nothing, and do it right.
How much are mistakes and omissions costing you? How many hours are you wasting, figuring out what's next? What is the value of confidence and certainty? How time do you spend going back and re-doing things? What price can you put on knowing what you need to do to get it right? How much is convenience and simplicity worth?
The things your team miss or get wrong already cost you money.
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... is one of the most successful and in-demand project management trainers in the UK, and has been for over 12 years.
He is a prolific blogger, contributor to ProjectManager.com and Project (the journal of the Association for Project Management - APM), and author of 13 best-selling books, including four about project management.
Between 1990 and 2002, Mike was an successful project manager, leading large project teams and delivering complex projects for clients, as a consulting Senior Manager with the London office of Deloitte.
In 2016, Mike launched OnlinePMCourses for people who want to build your project career. You'll find a wide range of courses and other resources to help you become a better project manager. The programs will give you clear, practical knowledge, made easy to understand and apply.
But OnlinePMCourses won't just be a set of training videos. The programs will help you to transform yourself into the project manager you want to be. In time, Mike hopes to build you the most comprehensive portfolio of project management self-development resources on the web.