Top Project Management Tips Every PM Needs to Know

Adriana Girdler

Some of the most essential tips to run successful projects! If you want to be a successful project manager, there’s a lot you need to …

Some of the most essential tips to run successful projects!

If you want to be a successful project manager, there’s a lot you need to know. It can be overwhelming at times to learn everything there is to know about project management.

So, to make it a bit more manageable, here are just a few key tips that every project manager needs to know to be successful!

  1. Ensure Customer Satisfaction

In projects, it’s all about the stakeholder!

Who is the stakeholder?

It’s everyone from the sponsor to your project team members, to the people who will be the recipients of your project deliverable.

One way to ensure everyone is satisfied is through emotional intelligence. Get attuned to where people are at and what they’re thinking, because sometimes people don’t speak up.

Part of this is also communication because project management is all about communication. This will ensure that everyone is on the same page!

  1. Scope Statement

In the ideal world, the project sponsor would have given the scope statement to you. Unfortunately, this doesn’t often happen, so you’ll need to create this with your project sponsor.

The scope statement is a very pivotal part of your project plan because it’s going to lay out what exactly you are delivering on and lay out what is in and out of the scope of the project.

More Project Management Tips

If you’re ready to hear a couple more must-know project management tips, make sure you head over to YouTube with me so we can keep chatting about this. I’ve made a video on 5 important project management tips so that we can dive into a bit more detail.

Meanwhile, if you really are committed to mastering your next project, do consider taking my SLAY Project Management online course where I show you step-by-step how to successfully manage a project, plus you get access to every template you will need, along with detailed video instructions on how to fill them 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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