GRIP - Everyone on board?
GRIP is a simple assessment tool to quickly check how the team is working together on a project.
To quickly check whether everyone is on board on a project or not:
1. Draw a visual chart or a simple grid table like the example below, where team members can circle their responses.
2. Ask each person to place a mark against one column (columns should be titled 1-5)
As an alternative, either in a virtual environment or not, you can use apps e.g. Mentimeter, or any other app for polls / surveys. The voting (in Mentimeter in particular) is anonymous which can result in a more honest feedback.
What to look out for
Areas of commonality and differences in views
Areas of strength and weakness
Identify and agree improvement actions to address any issues
Here are some further examples of questions which can be asked for each of the GRIP categories:
Purpose and outcomes – we understand and agree on our project mission and desired outcome (vision)
Customers and Needs – we know who the project stakeholders are, what they require, and why this project is really needed
Goals and deliverables – We have identified the specific, measurable and prioritized project goals and deliverables linked to our business plans
Project scope definition – We understand/agree on what is in/out of scope and our tasks. The project scope is ´set´
Roles and Responsibilities – We have defined and agreed on our roles, responsibilities, required skills and resources for our project team
Authority and Autonomy – Our team is clear on the degree of authority/empowerment we have to meet our project mission
Team/Operating Agreement – We have shared expectations, and agreed the followed guidelines for how our teams work together
Interpersonal Team – We have the necessary relationships, trust, openness, participation and behaviors for a healthy and productive team
Critical success factors – We know and are focusing on the key factors needed to meet the project goal and mission
Plans and activities – We have an effective plan to follow that and includes the right tasks – these are clearly defined and assigned
Monitoring and measures – We have effective monitoring process and specific metrics linked to progress and goals
Schedule and milestones – we have defined our project schedule and know what the key phases and milestones are
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