“The People side of Project Management”
Good project leaders know how to harness the energy and capabilities of a project team. Project management isn’t just about delivering on time, scope, budget and quality. It’s about developing people – teams and individuals. Project leaders can learn the essential people skills that can make the difference between success and failure on a project – regardless of culture and geographic locale.
The leadership skills needed by project teams are different from those required of organisational leaders. For project teams, factors such as changing team members, an unclear framework or project context, and budget adjustments can make a larger and more rapid impact on efficiency and performance than when those same changes occur at the organisational level. Project teams most often cite examples of good leadership as being able to inspire others, and secure the confidence and support of stakeholders.
Leaders must also be able to:
- Develop people, communications and interpersonal skills
- Manage stress effectively
- Solve problems
- Manage time
- Facilitate teamwork
- Mediate and solve conflicts
- Human Resource Management
- Professionalism and ethics
The most successful leaders also show a willingness to constantly re-evaluate past experiences in the context of new ones.
Successful project management is increasingly being recognised as a key tool to enable organisations to manage change and transformation.
Our Project Management programmes include: