While there are different aspects of managing this hand over/transition, given below is the thumb rule that I follow, when I have to hand-over/transition responsibility.
- Give the background, educate and prepare the identified person.
- Educate/inform team and other stake holders
- Hand over the Norm
- Step in to manage exceptions (if needed)
- Hand over the exception
- Get out.
Tom Peters says 'Leaders know when to Leave...". Project Managers should ensure that the transition happens in as seamless a manner as possible, by giving the act the thought and consideration it deserves, and plan accordingly. Hope the steps mentioned above help towards this…
Updated on 6-Jan-2011.
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