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Block off time during the day to spend on reviewing details or performing quality reviews of documents. This has to be viewed as an investment in time to understand the details of the work fully. This time can include having team members walk through the specifics of the program solution. • Check your work. Yes, we learned this in grade school, and it sounds simple, but I am constantly surprised by the quality of some presentations that are made to large audiences of senior stakeholders, let alone things as small as documentation or ­e-­mails.

Establish clear accountability for deliverables and results. To ensure diligence on program activities, a program manager needs to hold team members and leads accountable for specific deliverables and results. This means having clear definitions of responsibilities so team members and leads are aware of those deliverables for which they are accountable. Overlapping or unclear accountabilities allows for finger pointing, missed expectations, and confusion on the program. This can be accomplished through documenting roles and responsibilities and ensuring named resources on program and project schedule activities and action items.

Although this technique takes some time to plan for, it is effective in helping a program manager to understand its progress. 3. • Clear escalation path. Related to transparency is having a clear escalation path for raising issues and risks as trends get identified. This allows for rapid decision making and action to mitigate the risks and issues. For example, if one of the program dashboards is showing that a project is at risk of not meeting a milestone there should be a documented process for whom to escalate to, when, and at what meeting/­format.

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