What does it take to be a good project manager? Many believe the ability to plan and manage scope, schedule and budget can be applied to any project. Others believe that domain experience is more important. Some say both take a back seat to soft skills. But it’s not an either/or debate. It’s a balance that must be built.
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Nothing is ever certain in project management, but how can new project managers embrace that uncertainty with confidence?
Look to your organization’s strategy and processes to prevent project failure.
Increasing efficiency makes for a more motivated team—and better project outcomes.
Spend time building your team—or risk poor performance.
Project managers don’t stifle the creative process—they help it thrive.
Project plans are still being built based on guesswork, and those plans and associated schedules become “locked” as the deadline the project must deliver against and the number of people needed to do the work. As a project manager, you must avoid falling into that trap.