To keep up with my previous post on listing a few things that can make you a successful project manager I am going to highlight on of the items here today:

  • Communicate
  • Organize
  • Solve Problems/Make Decisions
  • Adaptability
  • Build Good Teams

Communicate Effectively

Communication is the most component to project management and a skill for any successful project manager that needs to master. Communication is not just between the client and your team, its all about transferring knowledge, ideas, solving problems and providing new and/or updated information to the client or team. 

As a PM communicating effectively comes in many forms – writing emails, producing project documentation, specifications, reports, agendas, tasks updates and more. Not only is writing important being able to verbalize your thoughts and get important points across clearly. You need to make sure that your ideas and thoughts are understood, and not just agreed upon with open questions. 

If you can’t get he right information to the right person at the right time, you probably are not as successful as you want to be or could be. Work on your communication skills – you are dealing with people everyday and all the time during the project process.