Topic Teasers Vol. 4: Phantom Teams
My project “teams” are random, siloed people housed all over the building. We never meet, and multiple project managers all use the same departmentalized individuals to complete activities. How do I get them to prioritize my work requests?
A. Ask your organization to restructure from a traditional hierarchy to a projectized organization.
B. Offer free coffee mugs, t-shirts and award certificates each time someone completes an activity for your project.
C. Show your manager that having these people moved to a common workspace for the duration of your project will add value to the project deliverables.
D. Transition yourself from a project manager to a project leader and create a sense of connection and personal relationships between these random, siloed workers.
Answer: D. Transition yourself from a project manager to a project leader and create a sense of connection and personal relationships between these random, siloed workers.
Although well-performed project management has been considered one of the primary differentiators in the success of an organization for at least 50 years, there still remain places where the existing structure in which you must deliver project success is a major stumbling block. While a restructure to facilitate project teamwork seems an obvious next step, as project managers we are often
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