Prioritization: The Number Five Project Manager Success Factor
Number 5 on my top ten list of project manager success factors is to know how to prioritize and prioritize everything (This also means you are skilled at aggregation, disaggregation and re-aggregation).
One of my mantra’s is “key to being a successful project manager is knowing what to ignore.” To do this you must be able to prioritize. Not just prioritize, but do so in a way that establishes “buy in” of the resulting prioritization.
Everything should be in priority order!