We are heading towards go live of a major project and as usual there is a rise in the stress levels as the team senses this is no longer going to be a solution to talk about, build and test. Around this time the Project Manager has to be conscious of the mood of the team and take measures to keep them focused and cool under pressure – some ideas include
1) Remind the project team of the objectives i.e. why are we doing this – often gets forgotten about during the hectic build and test
2) Remind the team of all the hard work they have done to get to this point
3) Remind the team of how much they know about the solution and all the testing they have done to build that knowledge
4) Smile and keep a sense of humor 🙂 – hopefully an English sense of humor
Any other tips ?