Will this project manager make a good people manager?

Lead Change Blog

Sam’s team just delivered a complex project on-time, on-budget, and with impeccable quality. His company is eying him for promotion, because they want him to “rub off” on other project managers, whose results aren’t as stellar. In theory, a good project manager can become a good [.] Author information Leigh Steere Co-founder, Managing People Better, LLC—a management research firm/think tank.

How to Run a Better Project: A Communication Tool For Project Managers

Let's Grow Leaders

Whether you’re a PMI certified project manager working to spearhead several large-scale projects, or a manager balancing a critical project while still doing your day job, you know the importance of communication. The post How to Run a Better Project: A Communication Tool For Project Managers appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Project Management Winning Well PMI certification project management project managers

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5 Mistakes that Will Derail Your Credibility as a Project Manager

Let's Grow Leaders

Whether you’re a professional PMI certified project manager or juggling projects on top of your day job, you know your credibility matters — a lot. The post 5 Mistakes that Will Derail Your Credibility as a Project Manager appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Project Management project management project manager stakeholder

Top Tips For Construction Project Managers

Strategy Driven

Construction projects are famously difficult to manage, and this is because there are often so many moving parts. A small issue that can arise in construction can end up having huge consequences, and this is why so many projects often end up over budget and/or past the deadline.

Three Most Common Traps In Project Management

Eric Jacobson

In Susanne Madsen’s book, The Power Of Project Leadership , she recommends that you do not fall prey to these three most common traps in project management: Managing tasks, events and processes at the expense of leading people.

Top 6 Tips for Project Management Success

Strategy Driven

Whether you are managing a multi-million dollar project or overseeing tasks for a small startup, being a project manager can be a stressful and challenging role. If you are a project manager who wants to level up your skills, this short and simple guide is for you.

Frontline Festival: Best Practices in Project Management and Project Planning

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival on project management and planning. We’ve been doing a lot of work with project managers and their teams in our corporate work as well as speaking at a number of Project Management Institute conferences and […]. The post Frontline Festival: Best Practices in Project Management and Project Planning appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

Improving Your Team’s Lean Project Management

Strategy Driven

At its core, lean project management is about delivering greater value while minimizing waste. If your goal is to improve your team’s lean project management, resulting in greater efficiency and productivity, you need to take a number of key steps.

Adding Change Management to an Existing Project

Change Starts Here

In my latest Fundamentals of Influencing Change at Work course, one of the participants asked a question: How do I integrate change management into the structure of a project that’s already happening?

Construction Project Management: Top Things to Know

Strategy Driven

No big construction project can be successful without proper project management, whether professional or not. A project manager is there to navigate the projects and establish functional connections with multiple teams. What is Construction Management?

Six Reasons Even the Best Project Managers Fail

Let's Grow Leaders

The project is mission critical, and complicated with lots of moving parts across departments. You’ve assigned your rock star, PMI certified project manager to shepherd the process and the project is way behind schedule. Project Management Winning Well PMI certification project managersShe’s frustrated, you’re one missed deadline away from frantic, […].

How to Be a Successful Project Manager

Women on Business

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Project Management 101: The Stages of Project Management

Women on Business

I remember when I picked up my first project management book. I was working as a low-level retail manager and thought it would be helpful. However, I was determined to not only find the resources to help me plan and execute a project, but also, decode what was written in the book. And it took me about three years, along with a metric ton of research, reading, and trial and error, but I finally managed to get the basics down. What Is a Project?

Balance your Workload on High-Visible Projects

Career Advancement

She was striving to increase her visibility by taking on high-profile projects. She’d taken on two new projects that made up nearly half of her workload. You definitely don’t want to sacrifice your performance in your current job to your high-profile projects.

Managing projects effectively

Lead on Purpose

In general, a project is defined as an activity or endeavor that has a definite start and end date, and is done to achieve certain goals or objectives. The common stages of a project include Initiation, Planning, Execution, Control and Completion. A project is also run by a project manager, who is responsible for the day-to-day execution of tasks, and is often appointed by the project owner or sponsor. Define Project Scale and Scope.

Top Project Management Challenges

Strategy Driven

Did you know that organizations lose $109 million for every $1 billion invested in projects and programs? It’s a staggering number to consider, and even more shocking, it’s due in part to the fact that over the last year, less than a third of all projects were successfully completed on time and on budget. Ask any project manager, and you’ll hear that one of the top problems that they face is a high tolerance for failure.

Three Most Common Traps In Project Management

Eric Jacobson

In Susanne Madsen’s book, The Power Of Project Leadership , she recommends that you do not fall prey to these three most common traps in project management: Managing tasks, events and processes at the expense of leading people.

Don’t Fall Off Track With Your Current Project

Strategy Driven

Managing any sort of team is not easy. It does not matter whether you have ten team members or you have 50, you have to make sure that the project remains on the right track so that you can achieve your objects on-team and on budget. You cannot be a dictator as a project manager.

Five Leadership Styles for Successful Project Management

Lead on Purpose

What makes Project Managers successful? But there’s one thing that the best, most valued Project Managers have in common. They understand that using a single management style in every situation won’t get results. If your servers go down and you’re losing $1,000 a minute, you need a take-charge project leader who tells people exactly what to do to fix the problem. All great managers know how to deploy this style convincingly when a situation calls for it.

Tips To Improve Your Business and Project Management Skills

Strategy Driven

Businesses need managers to run successful operations at various levels and across various departments. These managers efficiently plan, manage, supervise, control and monitor business operations. It makes for a loss as a manager to waste time since time is a limited resource.

5 Project Management Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Strategy Driven

No matter your company or industry, one thing is true: you’re working on projects. And the truth is that these projects don’t always go well. In fact, did you know that 70% of organizations have suffered at least one project failure in the last 12 months?

5 Project Management Skills to Help You Succeed

Women on Business

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How to See Your Projects to Completion

thoughtLEADERS, LLC

Most of the major initiatives we pursue are conducted as projects. What do you do when those projects go up in flames? There are seven common reasons our projects go bad and the ways to avoid them. Today’s post is by Mike Figliuolo, Managing Director of thoughtLEADERS.

How Project Managers Can Stay Relevant in Agile Organizations

Harvard Business

What does it take to effectively manage projects whose requirements are constantly shifting? Project management Digital Article

4 Must-Have Skills of the Well-Rounded Project Manager

Strategy Driven

In today’s business environment, project managers are now recognized for their critical role in keeping essential business functions running smoothly. As such, there’s been a corresponding boom in demand for workers with project management skills. In the field, project managers function as multidisciplinary professionals that have to draw on a variety of skills to be effective. Change Management.

What’s Missing in Project Management Training

Kevin Eikenberry

The truth is there is probably as much training available on project management as there is on any leadership topic or skill I could ever write about here. Change Leadership Empowerment Leadership Leadership Communication Learning project management projects Don’t believe me? Google it. There is plenty of training available, plenty of experience with it, plenty of knowledge available. Of course, that doesn’t guarantee that we […].

Project Management: Science? Art? Common Sense?

QAspire

I recently heard someone saying, “ Project management is just science. ” “Do I agree?” Here is what I think: Project management is both science and art, but it is the art of project management that makes great project managers. It is science because there are essential processes and elements that make up project management (e.g. part of the project, aligning standard methods to the purpose is all about common sense.

Good Project Management Practices

Curious Cat

I find myself working as a project manager, or a program management consultant more frequently in the last few years. As would be expected by those reading the Curious Cat Management Improvement blog, my project management views are based on the management improvement principles I have discussed here for over 20 years.

Restarting Stalled Projects, Guaranteed

Leadership Freak

Every reason projects stall comes back to one, lack of urgency. Who’s responsible: Save time, energy, and resources by settling the question of responsibility for derailed projects, quickly. Failure Leading Managing Marks of leaders Meetings and agendas Motivation Questions Taking others higher Teams inadequate resources Leadership Development Management managing projects meeting schedule Meetings personal conversations public meetings

A 5 Step Project That Fuels Energy and Performance

Leadership Freak

Peter Drucker 5 step project: #1. List the top three strengths of… Continue reading → Culture Managing Strengths Taking others higher Leadership Development Organizational Development“A person can perform only from strength.

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10 Questions to Ask When Starting a Project

Women on Business

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Improving Project Productivity

Kevin Eikenberry

While I’m not going to give you the encyclopedic solution to the challenge of getting more of the right work done on projects more effectively and getting projects completed on time, I am going to share of few insights that I and my team have been […]. The post Improving Project Productivity appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Leadership & Supervisory Skills Personal & Professional Development project execution project management

Project Management for the Rest of Us—Getting Started

Management Excellence

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Project Management Warning Flag 1 – Unfunded Activities

Strategy Driven

Managing a project to an on-time, on-budget completion has become increasingly difficult in the ‘do more with less’ reality of today’s business world. But what many project managers fail to realize is that their project is doomed from the start. Activities associated with a project’s roll-out and needed organizational change management often go unscoped and unfunded because they don’t directly contribute to the creation of the produce or service being developed.

A Simple Project that Nudges Managers to Notice Others.

Leadership Freak

The shift from focusing on yourself to noticing others is essential to successful management. A managers performance is elevating the performance of others.… … Continue reading → Coaching Managing Servant-leadership Taking others higher Leadership Development organizational successSystems and processes are essential, but people get things done.

The Most Important Thing You Manage isn’t Projects or People

Leadership Freak

The most important thing you manage is your… Continue reading → Personal Growth Taking others higher Time management Values mission & vision Innovation Leadership Development Priorities Time ManagementSomeone or something is controlling your attention. Often it’s not you. Maybe it’s an email alert or a buzzing cell phone. Distracted leaders live inconsequential lives.

Why Large Complex Projects Often Fail

Lead Change Blog

You don’t have to go very far to find a failed multi-million dollar project. To be clear, let’s define failure as a multi-million dollar project that ran consistently over budget and behind schedule; some came in years late. Why Large Complex Projects Often Fail. Best of Blogs Series Leadership Development complexity failure Project Management risk take a risk

7 Management Lessons from a Home Renovation Project

Management Excellence

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How to Tune Construction Job Costing Software for Improving Project Tracking

Strategy Driven

Managing a construction job can be challenging with its various aspects. Having a clear view and set guidelines are important for a project. Hence, it’s a given to include job costing software for all construction jobs and having regular flow between projects.

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How to Manage the Most Difficult Stakeholders

Let's Grow Leaders

The post How to Manage the Most Difficult Stakeholders appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Communication Project Management communication project management stakeholdersDifficult stakeholders are a chance to grow your influence You look at the phone and your heart sinks. It’s the night before you’re supposed to wrap up your assignment and brief the leadership team on what you’ve done. It’s Bruce, a charismatic […].

The Mental Game of Project Management: Simple Tips to Set Your Team and Project Up for Success

Kevin Eikenberry

The post The Mental Game of Project Management: Simple Tips to Set Your Team and Project Up for Success appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Leadership & Supervisory Skills Lou Russell project management projects teleseminars Maybe I’ve always known it, but it continues to become clearer to me with each passing week and month. Getting better at anything starts mentally – with our mindset, beliefs and values.

Leadership Caffeine™ for the Project Manager eBook Now Available!

Management Excellence

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Picasso and Project Management

Strategy Driven

So what does any of this have to do with Project Management? The common theme from the above is with projects themselves. Just like art, there are projects that have major impacts on society, like the Sistine Chapel (Pyramids, Moon landings, etc.). While other types of projects are more the paint by numbers type. Projects (and Project Managers) also have many different ways to reach the end goal.