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.