Highly performing teams are what we all strive for. Working in a close-knit, professional group is a much nicer and rewarding experience than working with people who don’t get on, don’t communicate and don’t function as a team.
But how do we lead teams from that dysfunctional state where they are little more than a group of people in the same room to a fully operational, highly performing team?
One of the most important relationships on your project will be the one you have with your project sponsor. Knowing how they think and how best to get on with them will really make your project fly, and remove problems along the way.
But what does a sponsor do? Or rather, what are they supposed to do? This article will explain everything.
Conflict happens on projects all the time. You get conflict when you can’t find a meeting time to suit everyone, or when people disagree over how best to solve a problem in the code of your new software. It happens when two parties interpret contract clauses differently or when testers flag up bugs to the people who put them there.
All experienced portfolio and project managers realize the importance of optimizing costs throughout the whole lifespan of the project they are currently involved in. In the digital era, optimizing software usage among the team can prove to be a real money-saver; you may end up realizing you have been overpaying for software licenses without even thinking about it.
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