Friday, April 27, 2012

PM's essential traits

Entrepreneur provide opportunity for people to grow and prosper. This is the main contribution of businessman to the society. If you can create high pay jobs you contribute to the society.

I surround myself with the right kind of people and I listened.

What's that market really need? Have customer's need in mind.

All PM are PMI certified so that we speak the same language.

Root cause – ask why, why, why.

Know with whom you must communicate and when.

Communicate to promote transparency. Be truthful, even if you have to break bad news.

“We want to do this because it's the right thing to do.”

PM are first and foremost leaders. So be versed in leadership and motivation theories.

  1. Lead with integrity
  2. Servant-based leadership – mission before self
  3. Be accountable and hold others accountable
  4. System of award and recognition – good people leave for lack of recognition
  5. Invest in your people – develop them
  6. Be open-minded – receptive to new ideas
  7. Never walk by a problem – fix it
  8. Clear roles and responsibilities
  9. Be a source of positive energy
  10. Stay focused on project scope

Learn how to say no smoothly.

Responsibility, Respect, Fairness, Honesty

Take collaborative approach to leading the team.

Have a continuous improvement plan

Risk is part of life. Learn how to select and take risk.

Don't micromanage. Trust but verify.

  1. Be an outstanding communicator
  2. Be a people person
  3. Be a big-picture person
  4. Leader and manager
  5. Process improver
  6. Document it so that you can repeat the success
  7. Be a planner
  8. Be well organized
  9. Recognize value of people working for you
  10. Try to add value

People forget what you do 3 days after you did it.
Focus on telling customers why they should choose us.
Create confidence in your customers.

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