There will be times when you are dealing with an extremely stressed team, working long hours under a deluge of urgent deadlines and pressure. How you handle these situations, from acting as a buffer to conveying confidence, will have a huge impact on the outcome.
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Projects don’t exist in a vacuum, and sometimes team members get distracted. How do you bring them back to the task at hand?
A situational assessment of your project’s surrounding environment — not just the project itself — is a critical step in deciding the best way to proceed. You need to understand the true nature of the organization in which your project will live — not a textbook ideal — in order for it to thrive. Here are three key elements of such an assessment.
A situational assessment — of your project, your organization and, yes, you — is a good way to determine the most appropriate methods for managing a particular project in a particular environment. And reassessment can help you adapt your techniques, tools and leadership style as the project unfolds.