Join Bob McGannon for an in-depth discussion in this video Balancing your work with the team's work, part of Project Management Foundations: Teams.
One of the primary reasons project managers fail…to deliver in their role,…is they do not properly manage the balancing act…between serving as a project manager…and producing the product deliverables…they're responsible to produce.…In other words, you may manage tasks,…but you also own a few yourself.…This creates problems for many project managers;…however, it is not an impossible situation to manage.…Here are a few tips you can use to help keep you…out of trouble when juggling the responsibilities…required of a project manager…and a technical team member.…
First, understand when your stage gates will be scheduled.…Stage gates are typically go, no-go decisions…such as when you move from requirements…and get the go-ahead to design your solution.…Another typical stage gate occurs…when you have to get a client approval…for the changes you want to make…prior to starting the build and implementation stage…of our project.…These stage gates typically require quite a bit…of documentation, management engagement,…and other preparatory work by the project manager.…
Along the way, discover how to negotiate for key resources, appreciate and maximize individual working styles, use emotional intelligence to add a personal approach to your management style, and resolve conflict.
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- Understanding the four key work styles
- Negotiating for your team
- Sharing a common objective
- Making team rules
- Directing the team
- Solving team conflicts<br><br>
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