Fun Facts and Truths for Project Managers #24

Wrike, developers of a highly flexible project management tool, uses a meme to bust myths about project management. They share the following stats:

Myth 1 – Remote collaboration is unproductive.
In fact, remote work makes happy employees and increases performance by 13%.

Myth 2 – Project management certification is a must.
In fact, even at IBM, only 56% of project management specialists hold a certificate.

Myth 3 – Project management is pure paperwork.
In fact, a project manager spends 90% of their time communicating.

Myth 4 – Frequent meetings are necessary to keep everyone in the loop.
In fact, 47% of workers called meetings the #1 time-waster at the office.

Myth 5 – Project failures are fatal.
In fact, if failures are discovered in a timely manner and within the right culture, they may be the link to future successes.

Execution leadership certainly benefits from great work management software tools. But execution leadership without leadership skills (another type of toolset) makes it tough going for everyone.

Fun Facts and Truths for Project Managers #23

3D man near red question markThe Australian-based consulting and training company, Goal Group, highlights the top ten factors contributing to project success:

  • Clear goals/objectives
  • Support from senior management
  • Adequate funds/resources
  • Realistic schedule
  • End user commitment
  • Effective leadership/conflict resolution
  • Flexible approach to change
  • Clear communication channels
  • Taking account of past experience
  • Effective management of risk

In the Execution Leadership for Project Managers 3-month development program,  ALL of the above are outcomes that we expect the project manager, team members and the company to fully experience. How would your life be different if all of the above bullet points were part of the culture?