“Sandy, today is the 28th, month end is on the 30th, the document is due on the 4th.” Sandy’s eyes opened wide, and she threw open her planner and gulped. “Oh, I was thinking we had until next month.” It was moments like these that made Mary Carol wish that all managers understood basic project management.
Being a project manager is about leading teams through change. Today, the change is wrapped in a crisis. The pandemic has compelled project teams to embrace digital transformation. More than anything, your organization needs adept and effective leadership. Leaders need to guide teams masterfully and reach goals successfully, even as uncertainty looms.
In this endeavor, keep in mind C-H-A-N-G-E. Be an expert in adapting to and thriving in change by embracing some specific characteristics.
Hire good project managers. And teach them how you manage projects in your organization. You need good people, and good processes for project management success.
Looking for your opportunity might not be easy, but it is worth it. It will take time. Get started by doing some research. Look at your favorite job sites and look at the project manager jobs that interest you Don’t neglect opportunities that don’t offer a great salary but do offer experience. It’s not always about money, but about connections, future opportunities and invaluable experience.
Self-management skills are essential for how you’re living your life at home and at work. Self-management involves being proactive, self-organization, and taking responsibility for your actions.
One of the most efficient ways to fix any problem you have with your colleagues is doing it head-on. If you have an issue – talk it out.
Best case scenario – you are going to come to an understanding, and things will improve. Worst case – you move to other options now knowing that the person can’t be reasoned with.
Yet, before going off yelling at someone, make sure you follow some basic rules.
Scary “ghost” stakeholders, lack of decision makers and endless revisions. These are just some of the causes of scope creep. Read on to learn about eight potential sources of scope creep, and the antidotes that will help you get your scope under control and your project back on track.
You thought your work day was behind you. And then, just as you settled into relaxation mode, you realized that you had forgotten something important. It can’t wait until the next day. So much for walking away from your work day. Why not set up a simple system, so that you can end your day and come back tomorrow feeling recharged and ready to go?
Your stakeholder will not talk to you, but do you know why? The why tells you how to open up the lines of communication.
Instead of exploiting talent and ignoring employee voices, companies that value feedback are investing in talent and benefiting in more ways than one from having the right employees on their roster. Having a strong culture that promotes feedback can help foster the growth and success of both individuals and the organization itself.