IT Management Slideshow: Project Management Tips From Watts Humphrey

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 05-12-2010

Project Management Tips From Watts Humphrey

Goals Are About More Than Results They're about direction and focus. They establish priorities for required work.

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Core Question for Teams Does this activity move the team toward the goal or would something else be more effective?

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Team-Killers Can Sink Software Projects Examples: Loss of trust, loss of respect for members' judgment.

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Building Software Isn't a Job Think of it more like building a cathedral, with collaboration, creativity, vision and passion.

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Examine Your Real Desires What you accomplish means more than job title, prestige, status.

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Quality is Key Sloppy work destroys personal pride.

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Constant Self-improvement is Essential View projects as ways to build your talent, rather than a use of your existing talent.

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Key Management Weakness: an internal drive to "do it all by yourself."

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Strong Leaders Thrive On Strong Teams They take advantage of the best intelligence, creativity among all members.

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Managers direct people to obey. Leaders motivate them to produce superior results.

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A Leader's Persona is Contagious Exude excitement and it will spread -- but so will frustration, boredom, laziness.

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