Join Bob McGannon for an in-depth discussion in this video Early trouble signals, part of Managing International Projects.
- Being able to drive a car doesn't just require you…to learn how to accelerate, brake, and steer.…You also need to be able to read the road signs…to be able to navigate around potentially dangerous hazards.…Managing projects is just like that.…As a project manager,…you already know how to drive a project.…But, you also need to be able to read…the early signs of trouble ahead.…By learning to spot trouble early,…you have a chance to get things back on track.…When managing an international project,…it can be difficult to spot signs of trouble…because you're not physically located with your team.…
You won't be present to see team morale starting to wane,…or hear the gossip in the hallways…when things aren't working.…For international projects,…some of the early trouble signs are…you see increasing staff turnover.…The departure of a team member here or there…is no cause for alarm.…But, when the going gets tough,…just about everybody gets going.…Ask staff why they are leaving.…See if there's a trend emerging, and then ask yourself…
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- Communicating across borders
- Bridging time zones and language gaps
- Finding and nurturing management "champions"
- Evaluating your communication style
- Keeping international projects on track