The Imposed Team Problem

As the theory goes, a project manager is selected for a job and then allowed to gather a team of his or her own choosing. But in practice, teams are often chosen without consulting the manager. You may find out you already have a team when you receive your assignment. Perhaps the executive giving you the job assumes that the team should be chosen by someone at his or her level. The motive may be a worthwhile one. For example, since team members are usually drawn from a number of departments,...

Maximizing Your Skills

As you gain skill in managing projects, your career prospects will improve as well. Management recognizes success and rewards it, and projects are an excellent forum for demonstrating your leadership abilities. In addition to developing the skills required for project management, set career goals for yourself as a project manager. Recognize that management will review your performance based on how well you achieve these goals, which may include 1. Acquiring the reputation as a skilled,...