Project Management Philosophies

Project Management Philosophies

My philosophies and thoughts on project management and leadership.  Any hyperlinks on the below ideas link to a section explaining my thoughts in further detail.

  • – Try to “franchise” successful projects for future project success
  • – Get out of the way and let people do their best work
  • – There is tremendous benefit to weekly one-on-ones with team members
  • – Make sure tasks are clearly articulated, measurable and attainable
  • – Track daily/weekly/monthly progress
  • – Facilitation and empowerment of team members
  • – Always make sure to be intentional, doing things on purpose, with a purpose
  • – You can’t do everything on your own, you must surround yourself with a good, competent team and match tasks with their natural strengths and abilities (get to know your team!)
  • – Be adaptable to changing circumstances; flexibility is the key to success in today’s constantly changing and evolving world.
  • – Servant leadership
  • – Let those being led, lead; give them opportunities to speak out and show initiative.
  • – Lead by example
  • – Learn about each team member and make sure they have meaningful work
  • – Never stop learning
  • – Harness the power of visual thinking
  • – Close open loops in critical path tasks, or at least focus on doing things that will close loops sooner rather than later.
  • – Choose the best project methodology for the project; use a toolkit approach when solving problems.
  • – Keys for successful leadership are creativity, innovation, servant leadership and empathy.