Project Management

2 Tactics to Keep Your Team Ready for The Project Economy Expectations

Joe Wynne is a versatile Project Manager experienced in delivering medium-scope projects in large organizations that improve workforce performance and business processes. He has a proven track record of delivering effective, technology-savvy solutions in a variety of industries and a unique combination of strengths in both process management and workforce management.

PMI research concludes that The Project Economy developing across the global marketplace will lead to certain expectations of your project team. Unfortunately, you can’t assume that these expectations will already be rolled out formally by your organization—or internalized by your team members—when your project is in progress.

The bad news: It will be up to you to ensure your team is prepared to exhibit the skills expected by The Project Economy.

The good news: This is an opportunity to be a better leader and document use of valued PM skills in a marketplace where organizations must be efficient and innovative to be profitable.

Some basic preparation is the best way to be ready for facilitating the project team to meet these new expectations. You can even use your routine meetings with the team to do your facilitation. Next, two Project Economy expectations—taken from PMI research—will be used as examples to show you how to prepare successfully.

1. The Project Economy Expectation: Commitment to Collaboration
Tactic: Prepare your team to collaborate deeply when the need arises.

Now and in the future, your team will need to be able to collaborate deeply with a broad range of stakeholders, sometimes unexpectedly. You as a project manager can help make this happen using routine meetings to:

  • Explain the background of any new need …

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