7. The Intentional Project Manager | Practices Discernment
Updated: Nov 7, 2018
Ideally, the project manager will manage the project and not deliver the individual elements, but this isn’t always possible, and you may be expected to manage/ deliver on the; documentation, progress updates, communications, marketing, meetings, contracts, technical installation, external bids, governance, etc.
In order to manage this well, the art of discernment to prevent things from slipping through the cracks and reduce stress is a must.
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
What is taking longer than expected?
What can be negotiated?
What should you be saying no to?
What resources are available to you ?
In order to be effective, you need a frank and objective assessment of your current position, where you could be performing better and where you need to get to.
The intentional project manager, in time, will master the ability to judge well about how to best spend their time, delivering maximum value to the project.