Every manager has a list of priorities they use to make projects successful.
While there are many tips to help you plan and manage your next project, some advice seems to come up over and over again.
Since itâ€™s important to have a grasp of what helps you optimize deliverables and stay on track with your team, the following is a rundown of some of our favorite industry tips.
Identify Team & Project Requirements
Before you begin the task of assembling your team, you have to identify their needs and the needs of the project.
â€œIt is essential to identify the project requirements because the project resources are the key factors which contribute to making a project successful. Once the plan is developed, the next step should be to create a team capable of implementing the plan effectively.â€ – Proof Hub
Providing your project and your team with what it needs will ensure everything runs efficiently.
Use Time Management Apps
Good time management makes projects run smoothly.
With many apps and programs allowing for better discourse and project planning, you can map out exactly how long certain aspects of your project will take.
Good time management will help you budget, find balance with your team and explore possibilities. Check out our blog on the importance of time tracking for your business!
Pay Attention To The Details
Itâ€™s important to know your project inside out. Project overviews are essential, but they are not enough. You need to understand your project down to the smallest detail and make sure you havenâ€™t left anything out.
So pay attention to detail during the pre-stages of a project and spend time on research and development – it will make all the difference!
Keep Track Of Remote WorkersÂ
Not everyone on your project will be in-house. Thatâ€™s okay!
Today you can use technology to:
- Have morning meetings using video chat
- Set expectations using email
- Communicate availability with virtual calendars
- Motivate your team and create camaraderie with texts/ group chats
Good communication is key in making sure you reach project goals and itâ€™s never been easier to use tech tools to set up remote culture.
Build Rapport & Trust With Clients
Client trust is at the foundation of good business and good business relationships.
â€œBuild rapport with the client. Build trust and then never lose it. Under promise and over deliver. Plan and communicate.â€ – Wrike Blog
The trust you establish with clients will help you during times when you need to pivot or deliver news which is less than favorable.
Be Humble & Listen To Your Team
Whilst itâ€™s important to be sure about your ability to deliver on a project, humility will take you a long way.
So donâ€™t get overconfident. You always want to make sure youâ€™re hearing everyone out and creating a safe space for your team to voice their ideas.
As a project manager, it’s your job to spark creativity and motivate your team. This is done through proper planning, communication and a keen understanding of what your team and project need in order to thrive.
Every project has different needs. Some projects are time-sensitive, while others must adhere to a strict budget before anything else. Regardless of what your project requires, never disregard the necessity of the preliminary stages and always prioritize what works best for you!
If you have questions or would like more information, Iâ€™d be happy to help. Please send an email, and my team will get in touch with you!