How to Grow as a Project Manager in 2023

Adriana Girdler

Simple ways to become a better project manager in the new year! A new year always brings opportunity and growth, and thoughts around how you …

Simple ways to become a better project manager in the new year!

A new year always brings opportunity and growth, and thoughts around how you can improve your life and set the best goals for yourself.

If you’re hoping for growth as a project manager in 2023, I’m here to tell you that there are simple and practical ways to become a better project manager in the new year.

1. Learn from failure

As the saying goes, “If you don’t succeed, try, try again.”

If you’ve had projects fail this year, or even just certain aspects of projects that didn’t go as well as you’d hoped, don’t take this as a failure. Take these as learning opportunities that will make you a better project manager in the new year.

Capture your lessons learned by taking note of all the things you can think of that went wrong, and potential solutions for the future.

2. Focus on your time management skills

Even if you’re already good at time management, everyone can make some improvements. Time management is one of those skills that you can always improve, and the more you improve, the better you’ll be at project management.

If you’ve run projects, you know that time, scope, and budget are three critical aspects. Time is important not only from the standpoint of the project, but it’s also important to manage your own time and your team’s time.

One way you can get better with time is to think about what you’re prioritizing.

You can’t get wasted time back, so really reflect: Are you focusing your time and energy on the right tasks? Are you putting energy towards tasks that are going to move your project forward?

The first step to take when it comes to time management is to reflect on how you can be spending your time more wisely.

More practical tips on becoming a better project manager

If you’re looking for ways to be a better project manager in 2023, I have a lot more tips for you in my most recent YouTube video, including practical steps you can take, books you can read, and more resources that will help you on your journey in the new year.

Head over to YouTube with me and we’ll chat about it!

Meanwhile, if you really are committed to becoming a better project manager, take my SLAY Project Management online course where I show you step-by-step how to successfully manage a project, plus you get access to tons of tools that will make your project management process much more efficient.

Adriana Girdler, PMP | Creator of Slay Project Management

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Adriana Girdler is a project manager, productivity specialist, entrepreneur, professional speaker, facilitator, visioning wizard, and author. As President of CornerStone Dynamics, Adriana is one of Canada’s prominent business productivity and project management specialists—helping both individuals and businesses do what they do, only better. She is a certified master black belt lean six sigma with over 20 years’ experience improving how companies work.

She also holds both PMP (project management professional) and CET (certified engineering technologist) designations. She’s a Tedx speaker, as well as a HuffPost and Thrive Global contributor. She has been interviewed on Global, CBC, CTV, CHCH, 680News Radio, Newstalk 1010, Sirius XM and published in the Globe and Mail and numerous industry magazines. WANT ADRIANA'S FREE ONLINE TRAINING? In 45 min, learn Adriana's 5 project management secrets she use on EVERY project. Sign up for the Free Webinar here: THE FAB FIVE FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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