You’re the project manager, congrats. However, have you ever asked yourself, “Am I a good Project Manager?” and felt unsure of the answer? or what makes a project manager great?
Unrealistic, arbitrary deadlines create all kinds of problems. They drive up costs, lower morale, and create anxiety and frustration. Once managers understand the true costs associated with unachievable deadlines, there are many ways to avoid them. If you find your project teams are consistently missing deadlines, you should ask yourself whether they had any input into the schedule. Project teams involved in scheduling their own work develop more achievable deadlines and have a stronger sense of commitment to meeting their own schedule.
‘Infobesity’ – the over-consumption of information – could be raising the stress levels of almost half of British office workers, reveals a Microsoft UK report.
When you think about the term “project manager” who and what comes to mind? The Apprentice? Your manager? A colleague in a another team? An individual who literally has “Project Manager” as his business card, or an email signature?
Conflict is part of our working life and is often used as a way to work out our differences and reach a conclusion. It’s usually the approach you take that tends to exacerbate the issues and cause undue stress. How you deal with conflict reveals your character.
Requirements management is the process of documenting, analysing, tracing, prioritising and agreeing on requirements and then controlling change and communicating to relevant stakeholders. It is a continuous process throughout a project.
A Wise Man Said Only Fools Rush In
The “agile” buzzword has really taken hold among a myriad organisations worldwide.
Project Journal had the privilege of interviewing AXELOS previous CEO Peter Hepworth. Peter provided us with an insight into his role and AXELOS as a whole in October 2015.
Project management is challenging enough without the myths. The profession has come a long way since the 1990s and some of these myths are fading. However, we still see remnants of them in one form or another. Great projects cut through false assumptions and confusion, allowing their teams to make smart decisions based on reality.