The Art and Science of Project Management: Every Project Manager is a Leader
People rarely attend project management training to hone their leadership skills. But that doesn’t mean they become a better leader from the lessons they learn in our classroom.
Marco Velarde proposes three big characteristics that all great project managers share. Read his article on MPUG.
Leadership is a big topic. Project managers definitely need the “soft” skills, such as communication and collaborative problem solving. In Versatile’s project management training we ask how being able to calculate a critical path makes you a better leader.
“It gives me credibility.”
“Team members understand urgency.”
“I can communicate the impact of scope changes to the schedule.”
“My team sees the big picture.”
What About Remote Team Members?
How do remote teams change the equation? If you have attended Versatile's project management training online, then you've experienced some best practices already.
- Set ground rules for participation. This covers everything from starting and stopping times to when to communicate.
- Invest in collaboration technology such as www.GoToMeeting.com or www.WebEx.com.
This conversation on LinkedIn has some great suggestions for specific habits of remote Agile teams.
Top 10 Terms Project Managers Use
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