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Have a process to identify and resolve issues and conflict quickly – The Number Seven Project Manager Success Factor

Have a process to identify and resolve issues and conflict quickly – The Number Seven Project Manager Success Factor

Making decisions is only a small part of leadership.  Getting decisions made where buy in is achieved by stakeholders is a bigger part of leadership and this is what is necessary to resolve issues.  If I could have one metric to gauge organizational performance for an organization it would be the age of issues.

Old issues are like fishOld issues are like old fish, they stink!

Posted by Dr. James Brown in accountability, Program Management, Project Manager Success Factors.

Ensure goals, objectives and requirements are SMART – The Number Six Project Manager Success Factor

Ensure goals, objectives and requirements are SMART – The Number Six Project Manager Success Factor

In a previous post I identified my top ten project manager success factors.  In this post we will cover number six which is “Ensure goals, objectives and requirements are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Agreed Upon, Realistic, Time Constrained).

There are four states of nature than can be used to judge organizational, project or individual performance. They are RR, RW, WR, and WW.

  • RR is when we identify the right things to do and execute them in the right way.
  • RW is when we identify the right things to do and execute them in the wrong way.
  • WR is when identify the wrong things to do and execute them in the right way.

Posted by Dr. James Brown in Project Manager Success Factors, Stakeholder Management.