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 In-person status updates have been replaced by virtual meetings and events have been held online.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.
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.
set SMART goals
A project should always solve certain problems. Therefore, you can set goals using the SMART method. For this, 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.
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.
choose the right tools
The team needs the right tools to get the job 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.
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.
Projects come with many challenges, but with a few simple tips and tricks, they can be overcome.