Qualities of our highly effective project managers
We look for and recruit top-notch Project Managers with multiple project expereinces in a variety of settings. Three important skills we look for are balanced and consistent project execution skills combined with good understanding of how to build and motivate diverse teams. We see adaptability as a stepping stone of the project management skills hierarchy and paramount to project success. It is a skill we stress during hiring and coaching. We hire thoughtfully and strategically and we then mentor and coach to continue to help them expand and grow in their project leadership skills.
Projects big or small have multiple steps and many moving parts, so creating a plan and bringing order and consistency is the first step towards successful executiopn. Managing schedules, allocating the right resources at the right time, solving problems, handling challenges and make timely decisions are other key skills to ensure success.
The ability to challenge, inspire, enable, model and encourage are crucial for project managers to be seen as capable and competent. They also need to be seen as team builders who can take a group of strangers to form a high-functioning team and work at keeping the team spirt alive.
Flexibility and adaptibility
What truly sets a project manager apart is their ability to adapt or work in the gray. We coach and mentor our PMs to navigate and adjust based on ambiguity, conflict, external constraints and other uncertainties that are bound to be encountered during a project.
A great project manager provides a clear vision about the goals and objectives of the project. Our project managers have an uncanny ability to take a multitude of tasks and a lot of moving parts and organize them in the right order, to create a detailed plan or roadmap.
Large System Implementations
Scope creep, poor risk management, inadequate allocation of resources and vendor management are some common problems associated with implementing an enterprise systems such as ERP or CRM. Our Project Managers with many such implementations under their belt are adept at managing such projects to a successful completion.
Project Portfolio Management
We help you in incorporating the best practices for getting the “real” big picture view of project activity and creating governance procedures for focusing on projects that provide the maximum benefit based on criteria established.
Establising a PMO
A project management office (PMO) is a strategic component of an organization trying to improve its ability to deliver projects that bring value to the organization. We work collaboratively with you to decide on the best model – based on compliance or a consultative approach.