Project managers are gripped with various project management challenges during this COVID-19 pandemic. Besides the regular project management activities, team leaders must also ensure that businesses run as usual. Above all, project managers have the responsibility of maintaining rigorous customer connect and relationship management. So, how to be an excellent project manager during a crisis? In this article at MindGenius, Calum Bateman shares the best practices to deliver projects and manage teams during this pandemic successfully.
Tips to Be An Excellent Project Manager
Delegate Tasks Effectively
Delegating tasks isn’t always easy. It is a skill that can be learned and improved over time. Before delegating the tasks to your team members, you must know every individual’s strengths and weaknesses. Then, follow up with team members after assigning tasks. Delegating tasks is an incredibly powerful way for leaders and those in authority to claim back their time and be more effective.
Be Ready for Changes
No matter how well-defined your project is, initially, change in the project scope is inevitable. As a project manager, be prepared to manage a project where scope and requirements may continuously change. Your best line of defense is to make sure you have the scope as clearly as possible at the project’s outset.
Anticipate and Mitigate Risks
No project is absolutely risk-free. But you can reduce the risk by anticipating it. This skillset is what makes you stand out as an excellent manager. Arrange a ‘risk brainstorming session’ with your team to discover various risks that can show up in the future. It’s essential to have different risk identification methods and experiment with them to identify unexpected risks that might take place.
In these uncertain times, the excellent project managers take a step back from their original plans and assess how best they can move forward to minimize the impacts of project cost and schedule. To read the original article, click on http://www.bradegeland.com/blog/for-these-covid-19-times-5-tips-for-remote-project-managers.