Join Bob McGannon for an in-depth discussion in this video Balancing your work with the team's work, part of Managing Project 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>
- The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.