Now is the perfect time to capture lessons learned. Take the important lessons with you as you move forward and let go of the lessons that do not really serve you.
Your team members do not need luck, they need help. Project manager, it is your job to help remove the obstacles.
The demand for more flexible working arrangements, the rise of freelancing and the advent of virtual collaboration technology has made remote working and virtual teams commonplace in today’s workplace. This infographic will explore how project managers can effectively manage both remote and on-site team members to achieve project success. Brandeis University M.S. in Project and […]
Looking to unite your team around a challenging, yet important goal? Do not forget the power of the story. When you share a compelling project vision with your team, they are more likely to respond with enthusiasm and creativity. Don’t just tell them what to do, paint them a picture of what will be different because of their hard work.
In today’s world, many of us consider taking time to do nothing as the ultimate luxury. Who can afford to talk a walk in the middle of the workday? Who has time to sit and just breathe? You do!
Finally, your project scope document has been signed. Everything has been agreed upon and now there will be no changes. Right? Wrong! Change will come and that is not necessarily a bad thing.
When a team member needs to rant, give him or her a safe space. With a few ‘ranting’ ground rules you can help them release some negativity. In fact you can turn a negative rant into a positive plan for action.
“It’s not the winning that teaches you how to be resilient. It’s the setback. It’s the loss.” Beth Brook Project managers, you do not just lead your teams through the successes. You lead them through the setback and disappointments and out and out losses. This is what makes you a stronger leader and it is what makes your team a stronger team. Treat each disappointment as an opportunity to build your collective strength and to become more resilient.
How one project manager kept his high-performing team intact through skillful decision making.
Right now the truth is the team is behind schedule. They will work this weekend to catch up.
But you are being asked for status NOW. What do you say?