In the modern day world of projects, project leaders cannot rely on position power or traditional, autocratic leadership approaches to get the job done. To guide a group of unfamiliar project stakeholders and project team members to accomplish something that has not been done before, you must rely on a different set of skills and leadership principles. As we review the 12 keys to more effective project leadership, please remember this is not an "all-or-nothing" dealit is a continuum. The more of these that you demonstrate, the better leader you will likely be.
The ability to effectively communicate (in all forms) is a fundamental skill for project leadership.
Be the first to take responsibility and the last to take credit.
Depending upon your experiences, organizational culture, and education, these project leadership keys may seem perfectly natural to you or they may seem like the ramblings of academia management theory. In either case, I can attest that each is important to your ongoing project leadership effectiveness.
Part i. Project Management Jumpstart
Project Management Overview
The Project Manager
Essential Elements for any Successful Project
Part ii. Project Planning
Defining a Project
Planning a Project
Developing the Work Breakdown Structure
Estimating the Work
Developing the Project Schedule
Determining the Project Budget
Part iii. Project Control
Controlling a Project
Managing Project Changes
Managing Project Deliverables
Managing Project Issues
Managing Project Risks
Managing Project Quality
Part iv. Project Execution
Leading a Project
Managing Project Communications
Keys to Better Project Team Performance
Ending a Project