Not getting the most out of your Project Manager and expecting more?
If you are assuming that your manager clearly knows the goals of the project, you may be placing your project in danger!
You need to ensure your goals and timeframes are clear and communicate them with your Project Manager. As exceptional communication skills are your Project Manager’s main asset, so to are they yours!
When practiced, effective communication of goals and objectives with your Project Manager will result in the exchange of brilliant ideas on successfully delivering the project within time, budget and agreed quality.
Additionally, clearer goals will see your Project Manager progress, step up and work more efficiently – all because you have given clarity around the timeframes and goals.
Another important tactic with project management is the social aspect – and by social; we mean influencing skills.
- Project Management is largely about the social side – influence – the core skill is all about influence – removing roadblocks; gathering resources that will get the job done etc.
- Project Manager’s need strong Influence and persuasion – how do you present something so it looks more attractive – so people put more of themselves in and are more engaged.
Consider some upskilling with your Project Manager, so you are not only focused on the technical skills, but also focused on their influencing and persuasion skills.
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