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.