When it comes to project oversight, Dr. Glen Jones, contributor to PMWorld 360 Magazine, believes, “executives should focus on ensuring that project organizations have the systems, personnel, and resources needed to perform and manage the assigned projects, ensure the projects have appropriate plans, and focus on the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that indicate the project is meeting the approved plan”.
Excelling as a project leader means not only understanding your role as a mentor, motivator, and influencer, but also recognizing your leadership style and having the desire and skills to tailor your communication in ways that appropriately and effectively meet the needs of all stakeholders.
Project and corporate governance is no longer optional. With increasing pressure due to global competition, privacy laws, and legal or other hurdles, organizations are and will continue to be tasked with developing policies and techniques to establish higher levels of accountability, transparency, and social responsibility.
The foundation for overall business success and project initiatives starts with making the connection between your business strategy and each and every project. Establishing this link may not be easy but it is necessary if projects are going to serve a purpose and meet inherent business needs.
The key to achieving stellar project outcomes is to first recognize why and how careful project planning is a critical component in reducing risks and increasing success rates. It may seem more time-consuming up front, but it will save everyone substantial undue stress, time, and costly rework later.
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