Posted by in Blog on March 22, 2010
“Common Sense” Project Management (Part 2)
(Strong project leadership and enlightened “people” management.)
I almost consider the term “project manager” a misnomer. Successful projects are “led”, not “managed”. Projects are too dynamic to lend themselves to just being managed. What are the hallmarks of a good project leader? I believe that a strong leader possesses a strong sense of purpose that instills confidence to the project team. A strong leader thoroughly understands the goals of a project, and the requirements [...]
Harry Schultz in Blog on March 12, 2010
March 12, 2010 • Vol.32 Issue 6
Page(s) 26 in print issue
by Sixto Ortiz Jr.
Sidestep Project Management Landmines
Poor Communication, Lack Of Leadership & Other Problems Can Hamper A Project’s Success
• Technical know-how, business acumen, and people management skills are all ingredients of successful IT project management.
• Capturing top management support greatly increases the odds for success.
• Risks cannot be eliminated, but they can be managed as long as they are identified in [...]
Posted by in Blog on March 10, 2010
It has often been said that there is nothing “common” about common sense. Nowhere have I found that truer than in the area of project management. The intent of this series of blogs is to explore some of the more common subjective reasons why some projects succeed and some fail. I believe that there are some very important hallmarks of a successful project that are often undervalued because they deal with some of the more subjective aspects of leadership.