Best Practices for Driving Projects to Completion at Ramp
Martech Best Practices: Driving Projects to Completion
Author: Austin Hay
Ramp has grown quickly and now has many people with different skills and specialized knowledge. Often, it can be confusing who is responsible for driving the outcome given the nuanced way that each team member contributes to a project, task, or outcome.
This line of thought leads to some obvious questions: How should we as a cross functional team get work done? What does great project management look like and what are some of the operating norms we should all seek to emulate?
This document is intended to try to capture elements of how some of our best projects have gotten done. It is intended to help educate all levels of operators (leaders to managers to ICs) on how to drive a project or outcome to completion.
This is a living document, and over time, as the culture, people and our operating norms change, this may evolve as well.
- Project has a clear upfront goal. There is immense clarity around what we are trying to achieve.
- a. The outcome can be to learn. We don’t have to commit to boiling the ocean. But it should be clear what the outcome is.