Project Management Matters

Sooner or later every leader finds themselves managing a project.  Something has to be done and you have the responsibility for making it happen.  There is a whole industry out there providing training, qualifications and books on how to manage projects.  One blog post is unlikely to do the topic justice, but it should get you thinking about the techniques and strategies you use to make stuff happen.

First up here are the top 10 reasons that Darth Vader was an amazing project manager, taken from Geekwire:

  1. Vader was never afraid to get his hands dirty
  2. It is never too late to do the right thing
  3. No problem is too big to tackle
  4. Vader picked a methodology and stuck with it
  5. Vader was able to persuade others effectively
  6. Vader managed risk and expectations … preemptively
  7. Vader took time to re-charge, relax and get some perspective
  8. Vade made commitments, and worked hard to keep them
  9. Vader made decisions based on objective data, not whims
  10. Vader prioritised brutally

Of course, there is a lot more to project management than that.  If you want to do a bit more reading on some more specific subjects why not head over to Brainzooming where they have some links to some great articles: 21 Articles to Bettter Manage Projects.

Got any killer project management tips?  Share them in the comments below.

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