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A person does not suddenly become a project manager. It is likely that they will specialize in a technical field but, with experience and technical ability, they will be appointed to manage a project team and manage a project. 1: Intersecting Skills Te c h n o lo g y Technical Skillls Ne w Mar k e t P r o je INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT LEADERSHIP 17 ability to understand the past, attend to the present and look to the future. The project environment is often complex and chaotic; the leader needs to have a clear vision of where they want to go, and a clear strategy of how to get there.
Having a project plan and communicating it to those involved in the project is one of the cornerstones of effective project leadership. This might seem obvious but it is surprising how many organizations believe that their project plan is only prepared for the client’s benefit. Project planning takes time and effort and can easily be delayed when operational pressure calls for immediate attention. While many successful projects have been managed without a strategic plan (simply by setting short-term goals), the problem with this myopic approach is that the project manager might fail to see the big picture to achieve the project’s overall objectives.
Question Instead of issuing instructions to the team, ask questions and listen. See Opportunities See an employee’s mistakes as an opportunity for the team member to learn how to perform the task correctly next time. Plan Agree a project plan with the team; then step back and let the project team get on with it. Use management by exception (MBE) reporting if anything serious goes amiss, but always be available to guide and coach if help is required. When project managers micromanage, they take away that sense of freedom and personal control vital to team dynamics and problem solving, and they cannot really hold people responsible for their results if they closely supervise their methods.
Project Management Leadership: Building Creative Teams by Roy Burke, Steve Barron