No one is truly available to a project 100%.
The most that can be expected is up to 80% availability from people tied to
their workstations. However for knowledge workers highest availability
would be 50% - 60%.
HELPus gather more
project management and problem solving related stats, by clicking on the URL
If looking for ways to increase project team
members effectiveness, then check out how knowledge of time, meeting, and
project management are related. To do so, click on the URL below to see the
August 2005 article
"Planning for Success" from the American Society for Training and
Development (ASTD)** newsletter.
According to the Wizard of Whenã
"Before trying to develop a project plan, assemble a Project Team of people
that have something to contribute to the overall project. ... If the team
can help with planning, then they are more likely to be committed to
accomplishing the plan and the project goal or objective. In addition, it
is less likely that omission of important details from the plan will occur
if the team is involved in developing the plan."
To help with project planning and team member task performance there
is a wide variety of software applications that may be helpful.
There are project tools for developing plans and tracking resources.
Additionally spreadsheet and word processing tools as available for creating
graphs and necessary documents. Other tools allow team members to plan and
prioritize their time, as well as being useful for group
planning and communication. Some allow for setting up meetings, sending
invitations, assigning tasks, or directly booking meetings on the calendars
of others via a network.
Looking for a unique idea for motivating and recognizing
accomplishments or project team members? Then go to the URL below to see the July 2005 article
in the American Society for Training and
Development (ASTD) newsletter titled "Give your Employees a Standing
Ovation". This idea can be used in corporate and non-profit
"With every project you do, you bring out a part of yourself, and it seems
to be quite a good way of expanding a person."
- Kate Beckinsale
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