Jay Hemmady

Jay Hemmady, OIA GLOBAL, Chief Information Officer

Avoid An Ideology-Based Mindset and Work Out Loud

  • Avoid a rigid project methodology mindset. Be flexible about crafting the methodology that will be most likely result in a successful project.
  • Communicate clearly and directly with team members and project stakeholders, but also pay attention to what’s not said.
  • PMs should diversify their domain experience and specialties to develop the creative skills they need to manage more challenging projects.
  • PMs must create and encourage an environment of working out loud in which there is continuous communication,
    collaboration, and knowledge sharing.

“I expect PMs to decide what would be best given the project, the company, the people, and the culture.”

Over the years, I have found that several best practices make project managers (PMs) more effective in their jobs, which in turn helps enable successful project completion. It’s important to keep in mind that success isn’t measured by how well a PM conducts a project; it’s measured by project completion. Here are the best practices I recommend:

• Be flexible about your project management methodology.

This is an excerpt from What IT Execs Want Most From Project Managers. The eBook was generously sponsored by Workfront.

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