Thursday, November 27, 2014
Empowering Your Workload to Work For You
As managers we have to stay ahead of the game, or as close to as we possibly can. We do this so can bring a project in on time with the maximum efficiently that you and the team can effectively do. Project managers find themselves in one of three categories. Which one are you?
Project managers develop their own methodology some like to stay closely informed where as others just want an approximation of facts, (what stage is it at and are we on time). In my company we have a three tier management persona. Firstly is the one who takes care of the Deployments and see that every detail gets done. This is the MICRO MANAGER. You see there is that one person who is on top of the details and the enter-workings all the time by assigning their work, asking the techs about job details while helping resolve those pesky minor problems and all the way up to the big ones. Sometimes if it calls for reassigning tasks to others so that no one gets slighted.
These project managers assign work in small chunks - maybe just a day at a time. They could goes as far as a week or two in advance while changing things along the way by reassigning tasks so that things work smoothly and get done. The unfortunate side effect to this type of management causes that PM to spend so much time in the details that it takes away from the daily tasks resulting in longer completion times, causing ulcers and frustrations. It is fortunate that because of experience I am aware of this and have developed self-discipline. This is where TIME MANAGEMENT comes in