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Project Management Software
Helping Your Project Manager Achieve Success
someone is made a new project manager, he or she needs support and help
in becoming successful. When you have a competent and confident project
manager who is supported and feels good about her or his abilities,
projects assigned to that manager tend to get done, and they tend to be
done well. The manager feels good about the job, and is more likely to
enjoy producing superior results. There are project management software
programs that offer courses in project management and can benefit new
managers. But what they really need is attention and encouragement in
four areas: basic knowledge, values and mission, actions and
procedures, and mentoring.
A new project manager should be acquainted with the lingo and the basic
terms of his or her profession. Management terms and concepts should be
explained to the new manager, and how they should be used. New project
leaders should be equipped with basic knowledge on scheduling, project
charters, and other necessities that contribute to good project
management. They should also have a rundown of their responsibilities
and authority as project managers. They should be equipped with a good
job description and with an idea of the hierarchy in which they are
Values and mission, The
values of good management and the company mission should be explained
to the new project manager. He or she should understand why good
communication is essential and should understand how the company feels
about valuing its employees, including project team members. The basic
company mission should be explained, and the company’s core values of
customer treatment, employee treatment, and quality of products or
results should be explained. When the new project manager knows what is
expected of him or her, management will be more effective.
Actions and procedures,
When the new leader has a grasp of the basic terms and responsibilities
of her or his job, and when the project manager is acquainted with the
overall mission of the company and its values, it is time to explain
actions and procedures. This is practical knowledge such as how to
build a schedule and the steps to creating a project charter. It should
also include company procedure on receiving approval for a project or
for a budget. Many companies have project management software that help
teach these skills in a step-by-step manner to new managers.
After the new project manager has received training in the above areas,
he or she should receive follow up help and mentoring. The supervisor
should be available for questions and concerns, and to provide guidance.
Whenever a new project manager begins her or his new duties, there
should be proper training and support. Superiors should be
understanding, and promote a feeling of comfortable communication. New
leaders should not be made to feel awkward asking for advice or
clarification. The new project manager cannot be expected to know all
policies and procedures, and should be encouraged to ask questions.
When a project manager receives proper support, he or she is empowered
to do an excellent job and create success for the company.
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