In a whirlwind world, flawless project management is a critical factor that determines an organization's success. We can consider and can not underestimate the power of education, certification and the existence of a dedicated Project Management Office (PMO), I want to share my own personal story of project management achievements as it is.
As the a long-time employee and a dedicated member of a renowned company, I am pleased to have achieved great success in delivering countless projects in 7 different sectors namely entrepreneurship, youth development, justice reforms, human rights, tourism development and competitiveness and innovation sectors.
Though (not yet) PMP certified my team and myself has consistently delivered flawless projects with zero defects, adhering to timelines and budgets.
I really want to share this tale with some of the methods, methodologies adopted by me and how those helped me to gain the trust of internal stakeholders, clients, and even fellow teams. I will also be recommending inline what you can do to be a successful project manager.
⭐Frodo's Journey :)
I started the project management journey in 2009 years ago with determination and a strong belief in my technical capabilities. The qualities that I believe that really helped me to succeed are being action-driven and a solution-oriented mindset supported by communication talent. With all of that; you can be ready to navigate the intricate world of project execution.
⭐Be a Rebel :)
With no PMP certification and no PMO existing for a long time. I had to pave my own path with the help of my team and other stakeholders gradually and slowly. Not depending on prescribed methodologies, embracing agile and adaptable approach (without knowing what it is) constantly tailoring project plans to suit each project challenge allowed me to remain agile in a rapidly changing environment, quickly address unforeseen risks, and maximize opportunities for business development.
I love project management, being always agile and starting something.
The repeatable and easy to tailor process that you yourself develop and constantly update will be your own system.
⭐Communication Matters :)
Project management means communication. If you can empower and motivate your teams, then you are unbeatable. Efficient, peaceful and dedicated teams come out fostering an environment of open communication, collaboration, and trust. If here is a strong bond between the team members, there is a motivation to overcome the obstacles.
⭐Building Client Relationships :)
Client satisfaction is the heart of my all of projects. With a deep understanding of client expectations and a genuine commitment to their success, in last so many years I have built strong client relationships that extend beyond project completion. Even 10 years after completion of the projects, keeping contacts (now even friends with some of them), the reputation of excellence spreads, bringing clients back repeatedly for anything and attracting new ones through word-of-mouth referrals.
⭐Problem-free Project Management
For me, my project management means delivering projects with zero defects/ issues. By maintaining a razor-sharp focus on quality assurance throughout the project lifecycle, I along with my team have ensured that no detail is missed or underestimated. The result is projects that meet or exceed expectations, delighting clients and stakeholders.
⭐Becoming a Mentor
As you grow,
Your reputation grows,
Your sack of experince gets heavier, then it is time to share :)
Once you become a beacon of knowledge and guidance for colleagues across the organization, other teams will start to reach out to you for advice, best practices, and support, turning you into an unofficial mentor and project management guru.
The true project management mastery goes beyond certifications and formal structures. With an unwavering dedication to excellence, a human-centric approach, and the courage to innovate, we can set new standards for project execution 😉😉🙏🙏