At any given time managers need to produce results via a mix of managing ongoing processes and ensuring specific projects are delivered effectively. And as managers, they own these results whether they are completed by their teams or by themselves.
We are increasingly finding that when clients come to us with specific requirements for improved performance by teams and individual managers that a core skill that is lacking is essential project management skills. And in particular, essential project management skills that are made relevant and customized to their specific company and job context.
We have therefore developed a specific Project Management Essentials program to address the needs that all busy managers have in juggling their workloads across managing and delegating daily processes alongside multiple projects with different stakeholders, diverse requests and timing demands.
The tools guide managers through the entire project life-cycle, from gaining buy-in from the project sponsors, to creating a tactical plan, to managing project scope changes and challenges. Also how to keep stakeholders informed by using influencing skills to ensure that all parties are engaged and effective.
“All project managers face problems on Monday mornings – good project managers are working on next Monday’s problems.