5 New Years Resolutions for Project Managers

 

As we reach the end of 2018, you might be thinking of adding some career focused resolutions on to your personal goals list so here’s our thoughts on 5 key resolutions project managers should be considering to make sure you start the new year in top form.

1. Communicate better – not just with your project teams but with stakeholders and project sponsors too. Make sure your project management tools actually help you to achieve this.

2. Manage expectations – focus your output on projects that have a clear written and approved scope of work, as otherwise how will you know what needs to be delivered and when? Make your time and effort count.

3. Collaborate – yes with your own team, but open up the potential to draw on knowledge and experience from a wider range of people. Build your network to develop a rich vein of insight, inspiration and interest in of your project.

4. Know your stakeholders – and make sure your team do too. If your team have a a clear understanding of who the project stakeholders are , it will help them work to and manage stakeholder expectations resulting in improved communications and understanding throughout the project.

5. Be your teams biggest champion – shout their praises from the rooftops, show them you’ve got their back. Appreciate and praise what went right and only offer constructive criticism when things go wrong. Be a leader by example.