How to Create and Maintain a Team Identity

Creating a team identity can help you manage your project. But often, the people you collect to work on your project don’t know one another. You can use the tips here to help your project participants [more…]

Holding People Accountable When They Don’t Report to You

Project managers sometimes face the problem of working with people who don't report to them administratively. If such a person falls through on a promise to get something done for your project, then holding [more…]

How to Work with a Micromanager

Working with a micromanager can be difficult if you don't know how to manage the micromanager. If your boss scrutinizes every move on your project, questions your decisions and methods, and gives unsolicited [more…]

How to Confirm Team Members’ Participation in a Project

As you start your project, you need to confirm the identities of the people who’ll work to support your project. To do so, verify that specific people are still able to uphold their promised commitments [more…]

How to Develop Your Project Team

Merely assigning people to tasks doesn’t create a project team. Any good project manager knows that a team is a collection of people who are committed to common goals and who depend on one another to do [more…]

How to Specify Team Member Roles and Procedures

An effective project manager needs to specify team-member roles and communication procedures. After all, nothing causes disillusionment and frustration faster on a project than bringing motivated people [more…]

How Project Managers Help Teams Function Well

A project manager knows she has a well-functioning when team members trust each other; have confidence in each other’s abilities; can count on each other’s promises; and communicate openly. A well-functioning [more…]

Project Management: How to Motivate Team Members

Efficient processes and smooth relationships create the opportunity for successful projects. And having team members personally commit to your project’s success gives you the greatest chance of achieving [more…]

How to Keep Team Members Committed to Your Project

When managing a project, you have to keep people committed to it until the end. Although some people commit to completing an assignment because someone tells them to do so, you get a much more serious [more…]

Motivating Your Project Team with Feedback and Rewards

Getting your team members to appreciate your project’s value and feasibility helps you motivate them initially. However, if the project lasts longer than a couple of weeks, the team’s initial motivation [more…]