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How To Get Projects Done - The Elon Musk Way

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6 ways to run your project like Elon Musk. Elon Musk has had lots of success over the years and there is lots he can teach us about how to do projects better. This slideshow is a summary of the article written on ProjectNewsToday.com and shows 6 ways to run your project like Elon Musk.
http://projectnewstoday.com/elon-musk-project-management/

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How To Get Projects Done - The Elon Musk Way

  1. 1. HOW TO GET PROJECTS DONE The Elon Musk Way This is a summary of the article written by Barry Hodge on ProjectNewsToday.com
  2. 2. –Elon Musk “For my part, I will never give up, and I mean never.”
  3. 3. 6 WAYSTO RUNYOUR PROJECT LIKE ELON MUSK • Communication • Leadership • Negotiation • Powerful Mental Models • First Principles • Be Prepared
  4. 4. COMMUNICATION • Talk to whoever you need to • On your project if you need to speak to someone to get something done go and speak to them • There is no need for project teams to communicate through the project manager
  5. 5. LEADERSHIP • Hire project team members who are smarter than you • Do not go with the flow- challenge the status quo • Focus on your foundation first- understand the fundamentals of what you’re doing
  6. 6. NEGOTIATION • Stand up for your project • Do not put your project at risk by allowing senior executives to bully timescales
  7. 7. POWERFUL MENTAL MODELS • Inspire and motivate project team members • Communicate project vision and benefits • Keep an eye on the project big picture
  8. 8. FIRST PRINCIPLES • Projects can become very complicated and lose their way • Do what Elon Musk does and focus on first principles • Understand the basics of what you are doing build from there
  9. 9. BE PREPARED • All project meetings should be a very high standard • There should be a purpose for the meeting and an agenda • There should be a record of all the actions and decisions made in the meeting • All project team members should prepare for every meeting • Contribute and make the most of the time together
  10. 10. 6 WAYSTO RUNYOUR PROJECT LIKE ELON MUSK • Communication • Leadership • Negotiation • Powerful Mental Models • First Principles • Be Prepared
  11. 11. ProjectNewsToday.com To read the full article visit

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