Project Resolutions

project resolutions

Any time is a good time to implement positive changes and set new challenges to project management and consider a brand-new set of resolutions to changes that will streamline project success. If you are a project manager and you are still looking for ideas for project resolutions, we present some inspiration for you to use.

4 project resolutions:

1. Communicate more effectively

Communication is a key word in the work of every PM. Project management requires continuous negotiations with the project team, stakeholders, sponsors, clients, and subcontractors, whose aim is to work out the best solutions. Being both the support provider and the leader who sets goals and is resistant to pressure requires skills that have to be worked on constantly. Therefore, take a closer look at your communication methods and consider what changes you can introduce in this field. Maybe you will conclude that in the new year it might be a good idea to talk less and listen more carefully.

2. Improve teamwork

The project team is composed of people with different competencies and skills. However, project implementation is no place for solo show-offs. Unless all team members are aware that “united we stand, divided we fall,” it is hard to develop innovative solutions or accomplish goals. There may be plenty of ways to improve teamwork. Gather information regarding available methods and answer yourself which of them will work best in your case. Also, do not forget that it is the leaders who set the example, so before you decide to implement new ideas, start sharing knowledge and experience with the team yourself.

3. Assign tasks to the right people

The factors decisive in terms of project success include matching the tasks with the right team members. Besides skills, it is also worth considering some individual features of each team member. Setting ambitious, competence-exceeding challenges might not allow everyone to work equally efficiently. Some people prefer to focus on their areas of expertise and work in environments where they are not threatened by deadlines. Perhaps you should make it a goal to thoroughly examine each team member’s work methods and personality so that you can assign tasks to people rather than tasks to people.

4. Try new tools

In the quickly changing business environment, no PM can allow themselves to get attached to the same work methods. It is not about experimenting with tools completely unknown to you on key projects, but complementing solutions developed so far with new elements may improve the quality of project management surprisingly. If, for example, you are positive about the Kanban methodology, use JIRA every single day, and appreciate the advantages of messengers (e.g., Slack), and IC Project, combining not only these but also several other tools, might turn out to be a great choice.

Regardless of your attitude towards these project resolutions, implementing the presented challenges will allow you to become an even more efficient and valued project manager.

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