George, in response to repeated prodding on this list (by John Warfield) I
have recently picked up the Handbook of Interactive Management by Warfield
and Cardenas. I have had no personal experience with this approach, but
as you will see in the book itself, it's quite well documented. The
project you describe seems to me to be exactly the kind of project that
lends itself best to the IM technology, and I would strongly suggest that
you look at the book yourself to see whether you think so too.
>I am an internal consultant working with a project team on a
>cross-functional, world-wide implementation effort. The project has a
>global team with both corporate and regional representation. [..snip..]
>I am looking for some activities or processes that 1) helps at a very
>concrete level differentiate the global/local roles and responsibilities,
>and 2) helps the team surface the assumptions they're using for planning.
>I am familiar with standard roles and responsibilities charting, but am
>concerned doing a typcial two-axis matrix (with identification for job
>owner, influencer, etc.) is not robust enough. I currently plan to do some
>version of a roles and responsibilities matrix, and then identify the key
>assumptions for each process step and then indicate what will be needed to
>verify the assumptions.
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