5 Questions about Project Management
with Brian Gregory
Before we leave the office for the weekend, we stop for a quick coffee talk with our project management colleagues to chat about their best practices. Well, not literally, but that's how we designed our interview series "5 questions about project management". To be fast, intense and refreshing like a good cup of coffee.
Today, we’ll talk with Brian Gregory, MD. He is an anesthesiologist who turned project manager specialized in medical informatics. More than a decade ago, he founded ORGTimes, a company dedicated to designing, implementing and evaluating clinical workflows.
1. What is your favorite project management method?
Its hard to choose just one method; so many components are essential:
a) Designing simple but sophisticated data rich Gantt chart elements that are optimal for 'signaling'
c) Group Participation Graphs: Morning review of the prior days schedule so everyone can point out the flaws and potential changes
2. Do you use project management software for bigger projects? If so, which one?
I use Merlin Project for real-time collection, dissemination and immediate use and 'Quantrix Pro' for group analysis, insight, advanced managerial accounting.
3. What is your favorite routine in a project?
Reviewing the prior days schedules to see what could have been coordinated better.
4. What is the most underestimated factor for project success?
Tapping into the knowledge capital of the workers.
5. What is your biggest time waster?
Verifying the case postings – chasing down physicians.