One of the common problems executives and team members face within an organization is poor project communication. According to a study conducted by PMI, “Ineffective communications is the primary contributor to project failure one third of the time, and had a negative impact on project success more than half the time.”
Recently, I was involved in a successful new system implementation project launch. The project had an impact on an entire department. Countless men and women toiled their days and nights leading up to the launch. Naturally the post-launch excitement across the organization was quite palpable. In layman’s terms, the launch happened exactly as we planned – seamless!
Amidst all the euphoria, someone asked me how we managed to pull this off, what type of internal resistance we faced and how did we overcome it – all very fitting questions given that our launch schedule was very aggressive and set to have global impact. Even folks who were part of the project team were initially hesitant when the timelines for launch were first introduced. So when this question was posed, it did not surprise me.
Recently few of my network connections were interested in switching over to Project Management. I thought I’ll share my experience on this post why that’s a good decision. Wait, scratch that. That’s a fantastic decision.
If you are looking for a change in your career, whether you are in a technical role or a non-technical role, Project Management could be a great stepping stone.
I spent much of my career as a project manager and it has helped me gain invaluable lessons in my current role on the business side. As I look back in my career it was one of the best decisions I probably made.
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