Use this five tips to give your project customer a better experience on the next project you lead.
Delegation is an effective way to manage a project collaboratively. Delegating signals confidence in your team, which in turn, harnesses their skills and capabilities. A good project manager leads and empowers the team by trusting them to get the work done.
Many managers under-delegate, simply refusing to share tasks. Under-delegating leads to overworked managers, frustrated teams and unsuccessful projects. Other managers over-delegate. They lose touch with the project whilst their team frantically tries to stay on top of the workload.
The latest installment in my new "60 Second Project Manager" video series. This one is on "5 tips for remote project managers." Hopefully, this will help remote project managers focus on some key processes and practices that will make their remote project management experience more successful.
Keeping your project sponsor informed about the progress of the project is incredibly important to the overall success of the work. After all, your project sponsor is likely the project customer and has control over budgets and resources! Meetings are a great way to update the sponsor and get their feedback on any issues or upcoming decisions. Very good sponsors are really busy so you need to plan ahead to get more results from your meetings.
Use these tips to better manage your projects and give yourself and your team a better chance at project success and customer satisfaction.
What determines project success for you, your organization, your customers? Here are 3 general criteria...
Tell me if this scenario is familiar. You have lots of projects underway. You have many project managers, some trained and others not trained. Each one is using their own approach to project management. In addition, project plans are being managed in email and Excel and project documents are floating around in obscure file locations. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.
Wouldn’t it be better if you had a project management methodology to get this situation under control? As it states in our Collaborative Project Management Handbook: “It’s better to have a process to fix than a person to blame.”...
Everyone has their own definition of success, right? For some, it’s gaining personal wealth. For others it’s successfully raising children into adults who can live functionally on their own without showing back up to take over the basement every couple of years. Still, for others, it’s as simple as having a good time and having lots of friends or being well-respected in your peer group.
When we focus on project success, though, it’s a different story. There aren’t a lot of variations or key determiners. Some people say there are four. For me, it’s really just three. On time delivery, on budget delivery, and customer satisfaction. The fourth one is quality, but I think customer satisfaction covers that one pretty well so why stretch it further?...
As you begin to plan your next project, you’re probably already thinking about team structure, budgets and timelines. Before getting too far ahead, it’s important to take a step back and ask a simple yet tricky question – how am I going to manage my project?
Author: Brad Egeland