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5 Helpful Tips for New Project Managers

5 tips for new project managers

The role of project manager is not only crucial, but requires a variety of skills and characteristics. A successful project manager needs skills and natural abilities ranging from strategic problem solving to understanding the different levels of human nature. If you’re looking for help with your project management skills, or are looking to improve the skillsets of your work team, than Systemation is the best one stop shop for overall professional, project management know-how. Why Systemation? We’re all about projects. We’ve seen the good, the bad and ugly of dozens of projects since 1959. We’ve been translating our successes and gathered insight into project management training and business analysis courses that you can apply immediately in your day-to-day work to ensure project success.

In order to provide the maximum benefits for your team as project manager, there are certain guidelines and techniques that will assist any individual in the PM role. New to the title? We’ve narrowed down five tips for any new project manager to keep in mind:

  1. Listen and absorb: You can’t learn if you don’t listen; soak everything that surrounds you up. Pay close attention to your team, your clients, and most importantly, learn to recognize the strengths and weaknesses of your team.
  2. Problem solving: See how much preemptive problem solving you can do up front in order to best prepare for any future situation. If particular projects start to fall off track in any way, you will be better prepared to recognize the who, what, where, when, and why of the root of the problem. The best lessons come from mistakes!
  3. Always be a team player: You want to both serve your team in your project’s best interest, and learn how to enhance your team members and their attributes. Being a team player also means asking for help when you need it.
  4. Know your customer: The only thing more important than knowing who you’re working for, is learning who your clients are on a personal level and also from a business perspective. It will always serve everyone’s best interest to learn what your customer’s goals, vision and overall mission is.
  5. Read people correctly: Acquiring keen people skills is an important attribute for any project manager. Understanding human behavior, and therefore empathizing and relating to the thoughts and ideas of your client base, will almost always set you apart from the competition.

With Systemation, you will be able to fine tune your approach to projects or fill in knowledge gaps. A few easy-to-implement changes in how you tackle projects can yield a big payback. Instead of saddling you with textbook knowledge that you may never use, our courses are intensely practical. You’ll be able to apply what you learn on-the-job, immediately, to improve any project for a life time of results.