Conflict is a part of life, whether we like it not. And often the place where conflict occurs the most is in the workplace. The pressure of being part of a team and racing to meet standards and deadlines builds a tension that causes endless fights and arguments.
At the highest level this can lead to never-ending court cases, at the lowest level this can stop a project dead in its tracks if the conflict isn't resolved; either way conflict causes companies to lose tons of money, which is why a good project manager can be invaluable to an organization.
One of the skills of project management is monitoring and controlling your project to ensure it delivers on time, on budget and to the required scope – and any other quality measures that your project customer or sponsor has set.
RAG status is something that comes up time and time again when talking about status of business projects.
Every project is subject to a number of variables that can affect its progress and outcome, both internally and externally, and both very localized and very global in scope. By implementing project risk management from the beginning, organizations can react logically and with built-in contingency plans rather than engaging in “firefighting” or falling into crisis management mode.
While it’s true that project management software and project management certification make managing projects easy and improve productivity, it won’t really help unless your employees know how to use it effectively.
Aside from choosing the right project management software, it’s really important that you make sure your employees learn to use it right. Often, employers complain about workers hesitant of using the allocated software or certain features of it.
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?
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