If you are motivated to help your staff achieve their potential, leadership will come naturally. Here are tips to help you lead your team successfully.
When the pressures of projects and deadlines start piling up take the opportunity to build your leadership skills and in turn you will be rewarded with an intrinsically motivated team. Below are a few pointers for turning out successful projects and being an effective leader.
Understanding the business processes of your users can be the biggest challenge you face when trying to plan a new system or improve upon an old one. Interaction with the system you build can vary greatly depending on the role of the user and the policy and procedure of the organization for which they work. If you support a system that serves multiple organizations, I suggest the following techniques to help you understand the business processes of all users of all levels in all organizations.
If you find yourself cringing at the thought of looking for a document for your project, standardize your documents to make them stand out as the "official" document.
Remove the confusion in your documentation library by using this template for all official documents.
If your shop is financially limited you may not have enough money to purchase document repository systems to manage your project documentation. However, you can organize your documentation in such a way that makes it pretty easy to manage.
This simplified Project Charter is a great way to initiate your project without overwhelming yourself with a huge form.
If you are in information technology, you are probably no stranger to deadlines. But what do you do when the deadline imposed is truly not possible? This is where you will really exercise those project management skills and where full disclosure will really count. So, don’t panic. Plan.
If you are overwhelmed by the documentation in formal project management. Read this article about getting started without losing your mind.
If you have more work than you can possibly get done, as many of us are in IT, you may find that the structure of Project Management can be very helpful in creating organization from chaos. Formal project management generally functions using repeatable processes which fosters consistency among your projects. Believe it or not, the … Continue reading Stop the Chaos! Build in Accountability, for Sanity’s Sake