What is “management by walking around”? June 13, 2009Posted by hubtechinsider in Agile Software Development, Management, Project Management, Uncategorized.
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Sometimes also called “Management by walking around” or MBWA, management by sight is a management strategy that can and should be integrated into any management style or approach. It is very people-oriented and it requires managers to be visible and interact heavily with project team members. Interactions at all levels of the project team foster the quick and efficient gathering of information about the project and the project team members.
Management by sight is very direct and the manager practicing it utilizes observation and visibility to conduct project analysis and project leadership, to monitor the situation, and to provide control when necessary.
I have had a great amount of success using this management technique and I thought I would share with you twelve guidelines for MBWA which were shared with me by @sjohnson717 on Twitter in response to this original MBWA post. These tips are great and I recommend following them when using this very simple and effective management technique.
Simple and effective management techniques are what every manager needs more of these days!
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