Getting your project teams to be successful is more than making sure they achieve their goals. It’s also about making sure they have the right paths to reach those goals, understanding the challenges they’ll face during the project lifecycle, and creating moments of learning and understanding through the whole process. In this blog post from ProjectManagers.net, 3 tips are listed and explained to help achieve these goals. They include:
- Staying responsible and respectful
- Staying involved
- Staying rational
Responsibility and Communication
Staying responsible and respectful means not simply blaming team members for failures but owning up to them yourself, tracking progress and supporting active communication; and staying involved is explained through the insight of Jennifer Lonoff Schiff:
Jennifer Lonoff Schiff of CIO Online wrote that getting right into the thick of project management is the best way for companies to generate superior challenge outcomes. The sooner a leader jumps into project management duties, the better the result of these endeavors is likely to be. Whomever is at the head of a project needs to set the tone for other personnel and lead by doing, setting an example for how interactions and endeavors need to be carried out. The end result is a more motivated, communicative team that’s likely to experience an easier time in completing tasks successfully and correctly. What’s more, by being involved, a project manager can see problems more rapidly and can understand challenges from a first-hand perspective.
Don’t Make a Hard Job Impossible
The final tip—staying rational—means making sure your team isn’t tasked with impossible goals. Making rational goals and recognizing when a goal is unachievable are some of the best qualities a leader can have, and certainly contributes to more successful outcomes when attempting management goals.
Read the full post here: http://www.projectmanagers.net/i/3-tips-on-how-to-always-hit-project-management-goals/