How to Successfully Lead Mission Impossible Project Teams

You don’t have to be Ethan Hunt, the main character of the Mission Impossible movies to realize project teams change throughout the lifecycle of a project. In this episode, ‘How to Successfully Lead Mission Impossible Project Teams‘, I share correlations between the 1996 movie of the same name and the journey project teams take together from Initiation through the Closing phases of a project.

A good plan can help with risk analysis, but it will never guarantee the smooth running of the project.” – – Bentley and Borman

Successfully Leading Mission Impossible Project Considerations

  • There is a feeling-out period for those that have not worked together before
  • Early project intelligence changes later in the project
  • Testing 5 things in a lab yields different results than placing 500 in the environment
  • We can never predict all of the upcoming bumps in the road
  • Sometimes you have to scrap the original plan and make a new one

Thank you for reading about and listening to How to Successfully Lead Mission Impossible Project Teams.

Stay safe, wash your hands, and Godspeed,


Kevin Pannell, PMP, Creator & Host, ‘People, Process, Progress’ podcast
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