For Project Managers: How to Elicit and Sustain Commitment for Projects

By Stanley E. Portny

Part of Project Management For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You can’t do your project alone; as project manager, you need your team members to work together to successfully reach the project’s final objectives and goals. Follow these tips to bring enthusiasm and commitment to your project team (and to maintain both throughout your project’s life cycle):

  • Clarify project benefits for the organization and for individual team members.

  • Involve team members in the planning process.

  • Help people see that the project plan is feasible.

  • Address issues, concerns, and questions promptly and openly.

  • Provide frequent, meaningful feedback to your team members.

  • Acknowledge people’s contributions.