How to Introduce Yourself as a Project Manager

Adriana Girdler

Stuck on how to introduce yourself to a new project team? Here are the answers! Introducing yourself as a project manager may feel intimidating. But …

Stuck on how to introduce yourself to a new project team? Here are the answers!

Introducing yourself as a project manager may feel intimidating. But there are simple things you can do to make a really good impression with a sipmle but solid introduction.

Here are a few steps you can take to ease those nerves and make a great first introduction! Learn how to introduce yourself as a project manager like a pro!

1. Do Your Research

Before you meet your project team, do some research on the individuals who will be on the project.

You might be thinking, what on earth does this mean?

You have a team that you’ll be getting to know, but it can be really helpful to go in already having a sense of who they are.

Who are these individuals? What is their subject matter expertise? Talk to your manager or project sponsor to get that insight, because it really helps to know ahead of time a little bit about who you’re dealing with on your project team.

2. Email Introduction

If you followed the first tip, then you’ll already have some information on exactly who they are. But their first impression of you happens through email.

Sending an email introduction will set the tone for when you meet with them in person. The email introduction should be short and sweet, and you can talk a little bit about your project style to set the tone.

More Self-Introduction Tips for Project Managers

If you’re starting a new project soon, you’ll want even more self-introduction tips. I made a YouTube video diving into more specifics on the best ways to introduce yourself to a new team as a project manager, including examples.

Head over to YouTube with me and we’ll keep chatting about this!

And if you want to make sure you really succeed on your new project, make sure you check out my SLAY Project Management course where I give you all the templates, tips, and techniques to implement to make every project successful.


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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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