Infographic: Avoid Disaster Through Transparency – Open Face Project Management

The Open Face Project Mentality – just like an open face sandwich, you can see everything inside.

Keep your next project from turning into a train wreck! By using a transparent and honest project management style, you’ll identify and solve problems fast, keep your team happy, and optimize productivity overall. This is the mentality that allowed my software company to have a project plan with a nearly perfect record of on-time, on-target deliveries for hundreds of clients over 10+ years.

Project management is so much more than simply keeping things organized. A good project lead handles expectation management effectively by making sure that everything is out in the open. Meanwhile, a savvy client insists on nothing less than total transparency into the team’s productivity.

It’s more of a mentality than a project management method.

The Open Face project mentality simply reminds us that as software developers, we are constantly solving complex issues and pushing through obstacles, and keeping our clients in the dark about those challenges is counter-productive. Clients who are well informed feel more involved and satisfied with the developers’ work, even when problems arise. The best part is that clients who know what is going on are less frequently surprised – keeping things transparent mean ongoing expectation management.

And so we bring you, The Open Face Project approach.


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Dave Hecker

Co-Founder at SourceSeek at SourceSeek
Dave is a seasoned technology executive focused software delivery, quality, process, and helping clients succeed at international software outsourcing.