Exploring Project Management Excellence: 5 Characteristics Every Good Project Manager Should Have

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Janine Ordman

Project Managers are a dime a dozen, but good project managers are rare gems. They are charged with the important task of ensuring, in organizations of all shapes and sizes, that projects are seen to fruition successfully, which further has consequences for an organization’s reputation and success.

What lies at the core of a good project manager?

1. Essentially, being a good project manager is synonymous with being a good leader; a good leader is empathic and inspires action, rather than demanding it. (See Onwards and Upwards – Rethinking Business Leadership in the Modern Workplace.)

2. They are able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their team members and delegate tasks to best suit the needs of each individual project and the abilities of each team member. Further to this, they understand the importance of team building to forge good relationships that would lead to improved productivity.

3. They have an aptitude for anticipating potential project pitfalls and pre-emptively attending to them. This skill typically develops over time based on experience, but is nurtured through continuous development efforts, such as attending training and staying up-to-date with industry trends.

4. Their strength lies in their typical ability to remain calm under pressure. This does not mean that they are unfeeling or robotic in their approach, but rather that they appreciate that a calm mind is far more capable of dealing with stumbling blocks than a frazzled one.

5. They are problem solvers. This does not mean that they have the solution to every problem, but rather that they have the skill to carve a path towards a solution by being open to collaboration with experts and being willing to leverage the skillsets of team members and stakeholders to forge a suitable solution.

Coggno is no stranger to the fact that project management involves the complex navigation of a sometimes unpredictable landscape, often strewn with unreachable targets, planning errors, and budget constraints, among a vast array of other potential project pitfalls. In the same breath, we also wish to assist organizations’ project management teams in expertly navigating this terrain with the best possible skills at their disposal. To this end, here are seven courses by TrainingToday that will assist project teams in stepping up their game; each at only $23.00 per license* (discounts applicable depending on the number of licenses required):

 

Course 1: Project Management: Troubleshooting Course – Duration: 19 Minutes

NOW: $16.10 (valid thru: July 28th)

Project Management: Troubleshooting Course

 

Course 2: Project Management: Stakeholders Course – Duration: 19 minutes.

NOW: $16.10 (valid thru: July 28th)

Project Management: Stakeholders Course

 

Course 3: Project Quality Management Course – Duration: 16 minutes.

NOW: $16.10 (valid thru: July 28th)

Project Quality Management Course

 

Course 4: Project Management: The Beginning Course – Duration: 35 minutes.

NOW: $16.10 (valid thru: July 28th)

Project Management: The Beginning Course

 

Course 5: Project Management: Planning Course – Duration: 29 minutes.

NOW: $16.10 (valid thru: July 28th)

Project Management: Planning Course

 

Course 6: Lean Project Management Course – Duration: 25 minutes.

NOW: $16.10 (valid thru: July 28th)

Lean Project Management Course

 

Course 7: Teambuilding for Project Management Course

NOW: $16.10 (valid thru: July 28th)

Teambuilding for Project Management Course

*Reduced rates applicable depending on the number of licenses purchased.

We leave you with some food for thought by Peter Drucker:
“Management is doing things right; Leadership is doing the right things.”