Project Management

Simple Changes Project Managers Must Make Right Now

Isn’t change a good thing? Well, sometimes, but not always. Managing change in the project – no matter how competent you are, how experienced you are, or how certified you are as a project manager – will always be challenging. In this article at the Association for Project Management, Edward Obeng discusses what managing and adapting to project changes are all about.

How to Manage Project Changes?

Anticipate Obstacles Due to Change

As a project manager, you must have a deeper understanding of how each member of the project adapts to change. A few team members might have issues with changes in schedule or may simply feel uncomfortable leaving their comfort zone. Whatever the case is, as a proactive project manager, you must be able to foresee how organizational change will produce obstacles on a personal level for a few employees.

Encourage Open Communication

Project success is interrelated to customer satisfaction. Allow users the freedom to speak their minds throughout the lifecycle of the project. You can achieve project success by facilitating open dialogue. Additionally, giving your team members a platform to express their project concerns will help you in alleviating any negativity associated with the project. Communication will undoubtedly make people more receptive to change.

Be Measured

Keep track of the overall health and well-being of the project while measuring success. To measure the health of the project effectively, you must have an in-depth understanding of risks or difficulties associated with it, such as meaningful metrics that cover the lifecycle of the project (project scope, cost, and deadlines) and the path to resolution. Besides, offer your team members with opportunities for advancement, if they provide a project report status on these terms.

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Nivedita Gopalakrishna

Nivedita Gopalakrishna is currently working as a Content Specialist with CAI. She has more than eight years of experience in blogging, copywriting, and ghost-writing. Nivedita started her career as a reporter/sub-editor in one of the reputed newspaper organizations in India. She went on to pursue her career as a content analyst in an Indian-based company, Brickwork India Pvt Ltd. Nivedita has assisted several overseas clients with SEO-friendly content for B2C copies, blogs, product descriptions, newsletters, sales letters, e-books, and research papers. When she is not at her computer, you can find her either reading vintage novels or singing Indian classical music.

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