Things you need to know if you want to be successful as a first-time project manager
Congratulations, you’re a new project manager!
Being a project manager is an awesome role, but it’s also one with lots of responsibilities that may feel daunting.
Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! There are a few simple tips you can follow as a new project manager that will allow you to succeed with flying colours.
Know Your Customer
As a new project manager, this can sometimes get lost because you’re so focused on your plan for the project.
You need to understand that the most important stakeholder you have to consider is your customer: the person receiving the end deliverable which your project is in the process of creating.
Bring your customer through the journey. Take the time to understand their vision, mission, and goals.
It’s not just about getting your team to move forward with tasks and documents, but really about why you’re doing the project in the first place and what your customer’s needs and expectations are.
Know Your Team
Just like knowing your customer, you need to know your team well.
You are not in isolation on your project – you’ve got a team that’s executing! You need to know their strengths and weaknesses to make it a close-knit group where you can rely on each other.
Knowing your team is most important when challenges arise on the project, because that’s when the team rises up together. This will happen a lot more if they really know each other well and know how to collaborate effectively.
So, make it a priority to know your team!
More New Project Manager Tips
These aren’t the only tips you need to know as a new project manager. There are a few other important pieces of advice that will set you up for success. If you’re a first-time project manager, make sure you head over to YouTube with me so we can keep talking about how to be successful on your projects!
Plus, if you really are committed to mastering project management, do consider taking my SLAY Project Management online course where I show you step-by-step how to successfully manage a project. You’ll get access to every template you will need, along with detailed video instructions on how to fill them out.