Corralling the team with logic
We’ve all been there; attending yet another governance or project meeting - one of the many which will occur over a project’s lifetime - and things go off track.
Let’s imagine that the point of this meeting is to clarify what outcomes your group want for the project. But in order to clarify these, the project team and stakeholders will need to come to an agreement.
The session starts with the usual moments of quiet, before members slowly begin to chime in. Gradually, voices get louder, opportunities to pipe in get rarer, comments become more side-tracked, and the rabbit holes get deeper.
How can you focus the discussion and get everyone on the same page?
How will you decide on project outcomes that are simultaneously ambitious and realistic?
How can you harness the valuable experiences and thoughts of all stakeholders?