Quality Assurance and Project Management

Apr 29 2016   9:05AM GMT

5 Golden Rules for Project Managers to Win Their Teams

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

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These 5 Golden Rules for Project Managers are must to win their teams.

Golden Rules for Project Managers apply globally.

Golden Rules for Project Managers need to evolve regularly.

These 5 golden rules for project managers are a must to win their teams irrespective of project type or geographic location. These rules need to evolve on a regular basis. Although priority and hierarchy of these rules might vary depending on size of the project, on-site or off-site, and co-location of teams. Let us talk about a project manager Ravi who is working in a software company and holds a key position in making projects successful. A successful project means timely closure, within budget, with least deviation in teams and resources. All these are correlated components of a project. A hike in team size or even resizing will impact on progress of a project.

5 Golden Rules for Project Managers to Win Their Teams

Similarly if your estimation of resources overshoots it is going to hamper not only your project budgets but also on the timely closure. this is because arrangement of resources take time and time is the most crucial factor in case of progress of a project. That is why Ravi stays cautious about his projects and ensures right budget, team size, team members, and resources estimations. He understands well that each estimate has to be as accurate as possible, right in the beginning of a project otherwise could lead to a disaster. He keeps evolving his set of golden rules for project managers.

For Ravi following are the set of 5 Golden rules for project managers based on his experience and hit rate. Hit rate for a project manager is achievement of success in projects out of the total kitty of project handled so far. Here we go for Ravi’s 5 golden rules for project managers that is continued in my next post – Project Manager’s Rule Book.

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