My question for this discussion is this... what's the best way to seek and obtain approvals (sign-offs) for items that require them, such as:
- Project Charters
- Scope documents
- Meeting minutes
- Roll-out plans
My latest challenge has to do with meeting minutes. After every meeting, I put together the minutes and include action items that are assigned to team members. I always include due dates and when I distribute the minutes to the team, I ask them to review the minutes and let me know if there was something I missed or was incorrect. I tell them that if I don't get a response, I will go with the minutes as is. I'm finding that this is not enough and wonder if they're even read. Should I change my wording to something like... 'after you review the minutes, do you approve or disapprove?', and require a response? Does anyone send reminder messages to task owners, such as the day before a task is due?