What is the key to effective project management and project success?
We all need and thrive for successful projects. But what does it take to get there? There is no doubt that good project management is a critical success factor. But is it really sufficient? I don’t think so. Instead, effective project management needs to have a solid foundation in project leadership AND team work. It takes a performing team to run a project successfully. And it takes effective leadership to empower the team to do so. This is why team building is a decisive factor for project success.
Based on my own experience I have identified 5 team leadership principles that build a foundation for effective team building. They include
- building a common project vision,
- nurturing team collaboration,
- cultivating team performance,
- promoting team learning,
- ensuring team delivery.
These 5 principles encompass the core of effective leadership in a team.
In my upcoming lecture at the 8th NASA Project Management Challenge in Long Beach, CA, USA, Feb 9-10, 2011 I will present these 5 principles of effective project leadership and show how they can help build and manage a performing and winning team. – See you in Long Beach!