Manage a project, team or process can be hard and responsible work. At the same time, however, it brings a feeling of satisfaction. Especially if you do the management craft honestly and with passion.

Let’s go through the list of skills that are indispensable for managerial craftsmanship.

Important skills

7-Step Next Big Things process

Below are seven steps to successful organizational change in a project. It is inspired by PDCA cycle, Toyota A3, Design thinking, checklists, project & process management.

nbt scheme for craftmanship


Prioritization techniques

The skill of prioritization is essential for managerial work. This can be facilitated by several techniques, such as ICE scoring where we use formula:

Impact * Certainty / Effort = ICE score

Impact should be evaluation of:

Important sidenote: we can go to inaccurate measures like in thousands of $.

1 = $1000 per year

1 = increase of size of company that brings turnover $1000 or given profit by profitability ratio (that’s somewhere between 33-45 %)

Certainty shows how sure we are we will achieve the goal

Certainty depends on multiple factors:

Overall we should have preference for activities where we have control over output, we can reduce the risk in case of no success

Certainty = underlying statistic * control / risk-freeness

Effort shows our expenses including:

Decision making

PAPRIKA is an acronym for Potentially All Pairwise RanKings of all possible Alternatives. It’s a patented method based on the principle that users express their preferences with regard to the relative importance of criteria or attributes of interest for a given decision or choice, by comparing (ranking) alternatives. The PAPRIKA method involves a number of simple questions based on your expertise and subjective judgment. Each question is based on the choice between two hypothetical alternatives defined only on two criteria or attributes at the same time and involving a tradeoff.

Leadership checklist 

We have prepared a leadership checklist for you. With the help of this worksheet, you can easily verify your current situation. May you’ll find gaps in your skills that you can work on. And that’s a great opportunity!

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