Doing more with less. Working smarter and faster.
Gone are the days where we work on just a few things or concentrate our effort on just one area of expertise. We are now expected to wear multiple hats and manage a wide range of activities in our work. Project managers are no strangers to juggling schedules, cost, and resources. People will come and go on projects all the time, but when they do it can be highly disruptive and create drag and confusion on the team. How can this be avoided? Creating culture within your project.
Culture keeps the crazy chaos of resource change in check
A project culture is a set of beliefs, behaviors, and attitudes that live outside the project team members. It provides a set of consistent standards and norms the team can refer to throughout the project. When project culture is strong and positive, it remains intact even as project stakeholders come and go. When project culture is absent, the team experiences can be inconsistent, confusing, and divisive.
- Leading with charisma
- Standing on the shoulders of others with process
- Communicating early, often
- Determine how you’re going to communicate
- Understand what the team needs to share
- Identify how often the team will communicate
- Get clear on feedback and review requirements
- Let them know the primary communication methods