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Tips and Tricks for Project Managers

Author: Simone Kohl

· 2 mins read

Virtual and remote working is a major trend in these times. Companies have had to change and adapt to the circumstances. Remote working has also brought new challenges for project managers. In-person status updates have been replaced by virtual meetings and events have been held online.

Here are a few tips and tricks for effective project management, even remotely:

1. Ad-Hoc Calls

  • When questions are short, unscheduled team calls can be made with project team members to quickly resolve an important issue.
  • This can yield positive results while improving working relationships.

2. Set SMART Goals

  • A project should always solve certain problems, therefore, you can set goals using the SMART method.
  • The goals should be specific, measurable, executable, realistic, and executed on time.
  • The goals should provide answers to what should be achieved and how success can be measured.
  • More about SMART goals can be found here.

3. Promote Team Building

  • A functioning team is an important foundation for the success of a project.
  • When selecting the team members, you should therefore also pay attention to a good interpersonal basis.
  • At the beginning or during the project, team-building activities can also be helpful to get to know each other better.

4. Choose the Right Tools

  • The team needs the right tools to get the position done in the best possible way.
  • The tools should be used to make collaboration easy so that the team members can focus on their work productively.
  • You can find 4 tools for agile project management here on our blog.

5. Pay Attention to Conflicts

  • There are conflicts that are problem-free, it is even sometimes helpful in case of problems.
  • The team can discuss and find solutions.
  • These conflicts can be resolved by team members at that moment and continue working with a solution
  • However, if conflicts arise that are unhealthy for the team to work together, then they should be acted upon. In this case, the project manager should schedule a time to talk about these conflicts and discuss the situation.

Final Thoughts

Projects come with many challenges, but with a few simple tips and tricks, they can be overcome.

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