Before you officially begin your next project, consider whether you can answer the following questions:
Are you aware of why the project is being launched? If not, find out! Ask the project sponsor why this particular project is being launched? What is the goal of the project? To what strategic organizational goal is the project […]
The meeting with the sponsor
Part I and Part II of our story.
The day of the meeting arrived! Abigail started the meeting by thanking Sarah for her time and for choosing her to work on the project. She let Sarah know that she was excited to be working with her on this initiative.
Preparing to meet with the sponsor
Reach Part I of our story.
Abigail wanted to be careful about how she approached the sponsor, Sarah. She needed her assistance on the project but also realized that Sarah was quite busy and did have other initiatives in progress. She wanted to be sure she was prepared for […]
I need help!
Abigail has been assigned a project to open a new retail store for her organization. This is the fifth such project she has managed. She is often selected for new store projects. The location selected is not one where the company has done business, but research shows that there is significant potential […]
Are you enabling them to be successful?
When a new project manager joins the organization, take the time upfront to get them onboarded rather than immediately assigning them a project. When we focus on onboarding new project managers into the organization, we:
Acclimate them to the company and the culture Help them understand the internal […]