In last week’s article, Elizabeth Harrin looked at mentoring from the point of view of finding yourself a mentor. This week, we see it from another angle.
There are plenty of smart project leaders. But far rarer is project leadership wisdom – the cluster of traits that goes way beyond getting things done.
High profile projects carry more risk than those that get less attention. It is not that things are more likely to go wrong. But it’s the profile and attention that can amplify the consequences of mistakes. And high profile projects tend also to be the subject of more speculation, gossip, and rumor. So, it isn’t […]
The term ‘Senior Responsible Owner’ or SRO comes from the UK Government’s Program Management methodology, Managing Successful Programmes (MSP). It also appears in the related and far more widely known PRINCE2 methodology. So, what is a Senior Responsible Owner – SRO? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.
Projects can be stressful. And one of your responsibilities, as a Project Manager, is to spot and deal with stress in your team. So, in this article, I want to set you up with the basic knowledge you need to do this. We’ll look at how to: Spot the signs of stress in individual team […]
Handling stakeholder objections is an unavoidable part of life as a Project Manager. It ought to be one of my Project Management Rules. Resistance is Inevitable. Because, the reality is that, if you ever want to innovate, create, or change something, there is one thing you need to be ready for: resistance. Resistance is a […]
Too many Project Managers find it’s their presentation skills that let them down. Yet, having coached many presenters, I find that the difference between: a clear, confident presentation, and a waffly, wobbly presentation is usually very easy to fix. There are a few simple things any project manager can do to brush up on your […]
Projects are collaborative efforts. So, if you want your Project to be a success, you need to be able to create effective teamwork. This is at the heart of your role as a Project Leader. You need to bring people together, facilitate great communication, encourage the right attitudes, and harness the best that effective teamwork […]
One of the things that can make your life most difficult is a rogue Project Sponsor. It’s like they have turned to the dark side. And it feels as if they no longer have your project’s best interests at heart. Let me start by re-assuring you… A truly rogue Project Sponsor is not common. So, […]
Are you a Project Manager or a Project Leader? And how would you be able to tell the difference? We’ll look at what more a Project Leader does.