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Project Management, A Forgotten Perspective
Effective project managers know how to get the job done, and get it done right. And success comes not only from using the best project management software
on the market; effective managers know how to lead, and how to
encourage project team members to do their best. This includes clearly
setting and communicating project goals, providing proper training
and/or equipment, as well as other necessary items and expertise.
Effective project management also requires constant re-evaluation of
your performance as the project leader. The most effective form of
leadership is by example. If your team members see that you strive to
live up to the high standards you require from the project team, they
will inevitably be more productive.
Set Attainable goals.
Project managers should clearly define the objectives of the assignment
and then see that each stage of the project plan has reasonable
milestones that mark the accomplishment of the included tasks. All
project team members should be aware of the project goals, and
understand what his or her part is in accomplishing these goals. Break
the project down into sections that allow members to see real progress
being made at each stage.
Provide Training & Equipment.
Project Team members should be chosen for roles according to their
areas of expertise. However, if training is required, the project
manager should make sure it is adequately provided. Additionally, being
available for questions and feedback is extremely important. The
manager should foster an environment in which project team members feel
comfortable asking for help if needed. It is also vital that the
project manager provide the tools and any equipment that may be needed
that will expedite the project and effectively assist the project team
in meeting timeliness.
Monitor Budgets & Time lines.
Effective project management requires attention to monetary and time
constraints. Project management software can help managers track
progress and understand where they are within the outlined budget.
Managing risk and proactive containment of problems that arise are
important aspects of keeping cost and time where they need to be.
Evaluate Your Performance.
The most effective project managers will continually review their own
performance throughout the project. They ask themselves whether or not
they are listening to the concerns of team members, and they explore
the atmosphere they've created for the project and it's team members. A
mature, upbeat attitude with a diplomatic skill set can assist a
project manager in being viewed as approachable by the project group members.
Additionally, it helps the morale of the team members, and encourages
them to complete their work with alacrity. Resisting the inherent urge
to offer critical feedback and offering constructive feedback instead
will help your team do the best job possible. Praise should be specific
and sincere, and needed improvements should be tactfully pointed out to
team members in private.
Communication is fundamental to accomplish project tasks successfully. Nearly every key listed above has to do with effective and positive communication.
When a project manager remembers to purposely inject the human element
into their project management leadership the odds of a successful
culmination are high.
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