One of the most important prerequisites for building great professional relationships with team members and stakeholders is trust . Without trust it’s impossible for a project to function effectively as people are unlikely to open up, collaborate and follow someone who they feel they can’t rely on. Trust is essential for working together. Many team members and stakeholders have specialized jobs and responsibilities and the only way to collaborate effectively is to understand each other, which is the core of trust. For project and change managers a high-trust environment is particularly important, as the very nature of our job is to lead people through a period of high uncertainty and change. In addition we often interface with people who are more senior than us and who don’t report to us. As we can’t rely on hierarchical reporting lines to move things forward, we have to make use of our interpersonal skills and our ability to influence people in more subtle ways.
KPS was proud and honored to have been invited to participate in the following Webcast, hosted by IDG and CIO Magazine. Workfront is one of the preferred work management (Project Portfolio Management – PPM) platforms on the market and this conversation was based on their research, into the unproductive nature of so many companies today. […] The post The (Unproductive) State of Enterprise Work appeared first on Kelly Project Solutions .
The need for effective leadership is greater than ever before Traditionally, a good project manager was someone who was logical and rational and effective at dealing with events, tasks and processes. It was someone who would work to the client’s brief and use their authority to deliver the desired outputs. Often, this type of project […] The post Forget Methodologies, We need Project Leadership! appeared first on Kelly Project Solutions .
Is your organization looking for that silver bullet; a fail-safe solution to avoid another project failure? Project success should not be elusive if you have an executive sponsor, project manager and business analyst: 1) identified at the beginning of your project, 2) filled with competent trained staff, and 3) engaged with internal and external stakeholders […] The post The Silver Bullet to Project Success – Sponsor, Project Manager and Business Analyst appeared first on Kelly Project Solutions .
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The Silver Bullet to Project Success – Sponsor, Project Manager and Business Analyst
From today you can now practice my new project management method… for free! It’s called Common Sense® and I think that it can dramatically improve your project management success rates. So much so that I’m staking your reputation on it. Forget all the five-day courses, thousands of earned PDUs and award ceremonies you’ve attended for completing […] The post Common Sense: A New Project Management Method appeared first on Kelly Project Solutions .