1. Track and Trace
The uncertainty of the pandemic puts further strains on the progress of preparation for any STO. Project transparency and increased communication is vital, as any deviation could further impact the preparation. With this in mind, micromanagement of key tasks and their deliverables is recommended by tracking progress using a countdown schedule of these tasks.
Uncertainty increases the level of risk, not only with the threat of new risks, but also regarding common deliverables such as availability of resources and services, on-time material deliveries, and travel and transportation. Therefore frequent workshops to identify risks and trace impact of mitigations implemented are strongly advised.