Adib Masumian from our elearning group got Kelly Rossi, project manager extraordinaire, to sit down for an interview on her job. Here’s Kelly’s view on effectively managing the risk factors associated with projects.
This segment is the fifth in an ongoing series of interviews that we are conducting with Microassist employees. Stay tuned for more!
Q: How do you manage project risk factors effectively?
Kelly Rossi: I don’t know, I think my thing is defining a project. You know, decided ahead of time what a project is and what a project is not. It’s kind of like a little sandbox. You know, whatever we put in the sandbox, that is the project, and all this other stuff that’s not in the sandbox, that’s not the project. Projects have a beginning and an end, right? So it’s fine to just define what this is gonna be for now, we can do another project later. I think a lot of times people are so excited and so anxious and so elated to get the project going, and I wanna fast track it, and I wanna start right now with tasks, but you should decide and agree what the project is and what it is not first, because someone’ll say, “Well, how close are we? “How far are we? “Halfway, would you say?” “Well, I don’t know ’cause “you never said where we were going.” If we’re driving to Orlando, maybe we’re halfway. If we’re driving to New York City, we’re not even a little bit of the way. So you really have to define where you’re going first before you start getting in the car.