Seven Attributes of Effective Project Management
By Andrew Grimes
Delivering web publishing projects requires the careful coordination of a range of skill sets. There are the developers, who focus on technical challenges; the designers, information architects and QA testers, who primarily focus on addressing end-users’ needs; and of course there is the client team, whose prime focus is on business benefits. Meanwhile, the Project Manager’s focus is on the project team itself and how its members can best work together to deliver against all of these interests.
But what does a Project Manager really do?
Here are my top seven attributes of effective project management: the things we PMs ought to be doing to keep everything on track …
1. Building Confidence Within The Whole Project Team.
Without confidence, a project can very quickly lose its way. The Project Manager should therefore regularly check the health of ‘project confidence’ by reviewing the following questions:
- Is there confidence that the project is on track?