Must-Know Project Management Tips from a Consultant

Adriana Girdler

Things I Wish I Could Tell EVERY Project Manager Wouldn’t it be great if you could get all the best, tried and true project management …

Things I Wish I Could Tell EVERY Project Manager

Wouldn’t it be great if you could get all the best, tried and true project management tips from someone who’s got experience working with different companies and different industries?

If you’re a new project manager, the BEST thing you can do for yourself is learn from people who have been managing projects for years. I’m about to share with you the top tips that I think EVERY project manager needs to know based on my 20+ years working in project management and as a consultant.

Don’t Avoid Conflict

Sometimes, it can be difficult to address conflict… But this is a reality of project management that you just can’t avoid.

When it comes to solving conflict, you need to face it head-on and be an active listener. Really try to understand where people are coming from and the root of the problem so you can address it.

Learn From the Past

What worked well on previous projects you’ve run? What didn’t work well? It’s always important to reflect and adjust your approach based on what you’ve learned AND stick to your guns on what must be done.

Stay On Top of Documentation

One of the major responsibilities of a project manager is to ensure they have good documentation and stay organized.

Good documentation eliminates assumptions, keeps people on track, and ensures that everyone understands what they’re expected to deliver on and what they agreed to.

More Project Management Tips You Need to Know

There are more project management tips that every project manager needs to know. I’ve created a video that goes through each tip along with examples about my own experience on projects with those situations. Head over to YouTube with me to check it out!

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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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