Project teams are very like sports teams. Is your team amateur or professional? As the coach, are you providing your team with a clear, well thought, practical game plan that they understand and will follow? Or are you exhorting them at the top of your lungs to “work harder”?
The phrase “Jack of all trades, master of none” does a disservice to all generalists. Generalism shouldn’t be looked down upon, but rather sought out and embraced. Generalists strive to master many complex skills. They approach and solve problems by drawing on complex bodies of knowledge across many fields.
An intranet gives employees and project team members a single point of access for a project or department, putting project information at your fingertips! A intranet or extranet is the ideal way to gather and distribute live, analysed data and reports in a secure and user-friendly way.
Persuasion is a vital skill every project manager needs to learn. Every team leader must be able to “sell” – to his team, his board members and his boss. We’re not talking about manipulation. Learn how to present your suggestions well, and you will improve your ability to deliver projects on time and budget.