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10 Quick Tips to be a Better Project Manager

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Follow these 10 tips to be the best Project Manager you can be.

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10 Quick Tips to be a Better Project Manager

  1. 1. 10 QUICK TIPS TO BE A BETTER PROJECT MANAGER By Brett Harned In collaboration with @brettharned brettharned.com @teamgantt teamgantt.com
  2. 2. ASK QUESTIONS1
  3. 3. LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES2
  4. 4. CONDUCT A POST MORTEM MEETING: • Quick Session: “What worked?” and “What didn’t work?” • Draft a conversation guide • Conduct a full meeting • Ground Rules: No Finger Pointing • Look for action items; ways to better process
  5. 5. SET EXPECTATIONS3
  6. 6. UNDERSTAND YOUR SCOPE
  7. 7. LOCK DOWN YOUR TIMELINE
  8. 8. ESTABLISH ROLES
  9. 9. BE A CHEERLEADER4
  10. 10. KNOW YOUR CRAFT5
  11. 11. STUDY & UNDERSTAND METHODOLOGIES
  12. 12. LEARN COMPANY PROCEDURES
  13. 13. PRACTICE USING THE RIGHT TOOLS
  14. 14. HONE YOUR PEOPLE SKILLS
  15. 15. DON’T IGNORE DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS6
  16. 16. TAKE GOOD NOTES7
  17. 17. QUICK NOTE-TAKING TIPS • Stick to keywords and phrases • Write notes in your own words (not verbatim) • Record key points, decisions, action items • Use the tool that is right for you • Share notes and make them editable
  18. 18. STAY INFORMED8
  19. 19. KEEP CALM9
  20. 20. TAKE THE TIME YOU NEED
  21. 21. DON’T TAKE EVERYTHING SO PERSONALLY
  22. 22. IT’S OK TO MISTAKES
  23. 23. IT’S OK TO MAKE* MISTAKES
  24. 24. KEEP PERSPECTIVE
  25. 25. BE PROUD OF YOUR ROLE10
  26. 26. CARRY ON AND BE GREAT
  27. 27. In collaboration withBrett Harned @brettharned brettharned.com @teamgantt teamgantt.com

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