What makes a successful project manager?
A project manager’s success must primarily come from their leadership qualities, and their expertise and ability to ‘walk the talk’. It is not necessary to know everything about the project being delivered, but people skills are paramount, note PM Oracles.
Forget core messages, project managers need buy-in
When it comes to winning hearts and minds to an idea, most leaders and communicators are not even playing on the right field. Does your project deserve better communication? Here’s how to attain buy-in, writes Geoff Kelly.
How stakeholder buy-in leads to project success
Attaining stakeholder buy-in is one of the most important steps in the communication process when managing a project. It ensures that the project team has the passion to do the project, that the executive team will support your efforts, and that external stakeholders will understand and accept the project. Nicholas Barnett shares some lessons from his book ‘GPS Your Organisation’.
Review: Results Without Authority—Tom Kendrick
Results Without Authority (2nd edition) by Tom Kendrick is an excellent high level overview of gaining and retaining project control from the outset. It addresses common challenges that all project managers face across industry and is an excellent summation of best practice.
7 project management mistakes CIOs make
CIOs spend much of their time identifying the right strategies for IT implementations, which invariably morph into projects and programs. A company’s ability to implement or execute these efforts, which are often large and quite visible, is what distinguishes success from failure.