Some project leaders are far more effective than their peers. What could be the reason for their success? Are they making additional efforts to keep their teams organized or pleasing stakeholders better than the rest? The reason for their success is their understanding of the subject. Project management demands the commitment to deliver high-quality tasks, innovative ideas, strategic progress, and accuracy to results. In this article at Forbes, Clinton M. Padgett elaborates on the qualities of the most desirable project managers.
Role to Control
Managers are liable to define the project objective and scope to their teams. They oversee the daily tasks’ execution and progress till performance evaluation. To achieve success, the right candidate must fulfill the position. Evaluate these qualities if you aim to hire an effective project manager:
Vision for Growth
Project managers must foresee long-term benefits to strategize tasks. They must know if the desired actions can deliver results. They may not have the technical skills to perform all the functions but must understand the task’s purpose.
Attention to Detail
Project managers must understand the complexities and implications of a project. They must evaluate accessible data to find a solution for all those issues in advance. A balanced approach to communicate and cover future requirements makes a project manager effective.
Traits of Real Leaders
Soft skills are significant to a project manager’s role. Without effective communication, you cannot maintain transparency with your team and stakeholders. In addition, by asking appropriate questions, you can prepare the project team to make strategic progress.
Path to Progress
How frequently do you get a new assignment to plan and proceed to achieve success? Sometimes, you get to accomplish an ongoing project that is already on the verge of disruption. To manage such off-beat projects, you must have brilliant ideas and foresight to identify and fix loopholes. Then, you can bring the project back on track with the right approach, insights, and persistence.
Saying No When Required
Project managers should be honest with the people they regularly deal with. Learn to say no when required to save your team from burnout. Be realistic about the project performance and always maintain transparency with the people involved. Finally, make practical decisions instead of pleasing the senior management.
Power to Pull the Plug
Instead of investing time and resources on a project that may not deliver profitable outcomes in the future, why not save its budget for something more tangible? Effective project managers can identify the scope and capability of the venture. They can convince their teams and stakeholders to support or reject assignments. Your proactive steps to make decisions favorable for the team can improve your reputation.
Click on the following link to read the original article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesmarketplace/2021/04/30/6-things-to-look-for-in-a-project-manager/?sh=741abfc03e9d
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