Attributes of Project Manager


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Traits required for Project Manager to fulfilling his assigned tasks through his team members in an aligned manner.

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Attributes of Project Manager

  1. 1. Interpersonal Skills and Project Management Because I'm the CEO, and I think it can be done. Steve Jobs
  2. 2. Ali Mazhar Zaidi • Self Awareness and Personalities Khurram Shakeel • Leadership and Communication Umer Siddiqui • Motivation and Team building Zeeshan Raza • Influencing and Decision making Noman Qureshi • Negotiation and Cultural Awareness
  3. 3. Do you really think you can be an effective project manager without effective interpersonal skills?
  4. 4. Keep Thinking! Because It’s Not going to Work!
  5. 5. Project Management Manager
  6. 6. Leader Motivator Communicator Decision Maker Project Manager Influencer Negotiator
  7. 7. Self Awareness First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others. Thomas a Kempis
  8. 8. Strength Attitudes Weaknesses Values Biases Perceptions
  9. 9. Agreeable Extrovert Personality Conscientious Emotionally stable
  10. 10. Leadership A leader is the one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. John C. Maxwell
  11. 11. Honesty Confidence Ability to Delegate Leader Communication Sense of Humor Commitment Ability to Inspire
  12. 12. What does leader usually do? Lead the project team members and stakeholders toward a common project goal Ability to get things done through the project team members Effective leadership: RESPECT & TRUST Project initiation: communicate, motivate and inspire project team All phases: maintain the vision, strategy and communications Evaluate performance of the project team.
  13. 13. Communication “The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said” Peter Drucker
  14. 14. Project managers should communicate Right Information To the right Person At the right time At the right place Using the right format
  15. 15. Project Managers should •Identify communication channels •Information need to provide •Information need to receive •Communicate effectively
  16. 16. Non Verbal Communication What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  17. 17. Motivation Don’t let your motivation burnout!
  18. 18. Job satisfaction Challenging work Sense of accomplishment Achievement and grow Sufficient financial compensation Rewards and recognition Motivation values
  19. 19. Esteem Self actualization Social Safety Physiological Maslow's hierarchy of needs
  20. 20. Team Building The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better. Tony Dungy
  21. 21. Team Building Tasks: Processes: • Establish goals • Define and negotiate roles & procedures • Communication • Conflict management • Motivation • Leadership
  22. 22. Team Building Why? Process of helping project team members working towards common project goals Designed for improving project team performance Result of good leadership and good team building is teamwork Promoting trust and open communication Team building is ongoing process
  23. 23. Influencing A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. Henry Adams
  24. 24. Influencing Lead by example, and follow through with commitments Clarify how a decision will be made Use a flexible interpersonal style, adjust the style to the audience Apply your power skillfully and cautiously Think of long-term collaboration
  25. 25. Decision making “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” Peter F. Drucker “It's up to you, not fate.” ― David Leviathan
  26. 26. Decision making styles Command Consultation Consensus Coin flip (random)
  27. 27. Decision making Factors Time constraints Trust Quality Acceptance
  28. 28. Decision making process Evaluation of the Outcome and Process Solution Evaluation Planning Solution Action Planning Problem Definition Problem Solution Generation Ideas to Action
  29. 29. Political and culture awareness
  30. 30. Political awareness: Skillful use of politics and power helps in project success Ignoring or avoiding politics and inappropriate use of power lead to difficult projects Follow the established process Stakeholder management
  31. 31. Culture differences Language Religion Customs Rituals Business meeting etiquette
  32. 32. Culture Awareness can Promote leadership development through understanding and learning Reduce conflict through understanding of culture Enhance self confidence in dealing with diversity Build coping skills for dealing with negative emotions Reduce individual stress by promoting understanding and acceptance. Promote ethical practices by providing support and facilitating awareness.
  33. 33. Negotiations Negotiation means getting the best of your opponent. Marvin Gaye
  34. 34. Negotiation Negotiation is a strategy to get other parties to reach an agreement It is an integral part of project management It increases the probability of project success.
  35. 35. Negotiating in project management Negotiation during the project life cycle Analyzing and negotiating with stakeholders Power and politics Project constraints during negotiation Negotiating collaboratively
  36. 36. Win-Win Negotiation Steps Focus on common project goals Establish rapport and relationships Understand what motivates the stakeholders Understand the Win-Win options Practice and Practice Emphasis on the consensus Analyze the outcome and risks Summarize and document what have been agreed. Confirmation of the agreement