- Professional Services Director
- IT Project Management
"The mix of personalities in a project delivery team is what makes it interesting, successful and dynamic."
This week’s blog is inspired by a quiz in a Cosmo magazine, in a Dentist’s waiting room. While trying to figure out what percentage of funny someone could be, it got me thinking about how certain traits could define what kind of Project Managers are out there.
Keep reading to see if your personality matches any of the below…
- The Superhero
The Superhero can go into any problems head on; budget cuts, losing team members or a change in Project requirements, the Superhero can always save the day. They are adaptable and can always provide much needed guidance to ensure Project success.
- The Micro-Manager
The Micro-Manager ensures that no details are overlooked and are always aware of the team’s progress within the Project. The Micro-Manager is resourceful, creative and a perfectionist. You can expect regular team meetings and status updates from the Micro-Manger as they like to know what is happening, every step of the way.
- The Strategist
The Strategist always has their Project planned to precise steps and knows every member’s role within the Project. They have the vision to plan ahead and are also very much detail orientated ensuring that each step is accomplished the way it has been planned.
- The Overachiever
The Overachieving Project Manager does whatever it takes to get the job done. They are resourceful and creative in their approach and are always willing to do more because ‘good enough’ is never enough.
- The General
The General takes a no-nonsense approach to Project Delivery. The General tends to be a great leader who needs tasks to be executed and completed in a particular way and on time. This type of Project Manager knows how to delegate effectively providing vision and guidance to the Project.
- The Superhero
So, did you manage to figure out which of these relates to you the most?
Project Managers are valuable members of an organisation and companies would benefit from having more than one of the types listed above, if not all, working on their Projects. The mix of personalities in a Project Delivery Team is what makes it interesting, successful and dynamic. As the french put it vive la différence!
David Cotgreave MBA, BSc (hons), PRINCE II, is Professional Services Director at Stoneseed, with over 30 years’ experience in IT Project Management & Consulting. David has worked with organisations such as BT Engage IT and KPMG, before founding Stoneseed in 2009 and has gained considerable business experience whilst working with a wide range of organisations across the UK and Europe carrying out a range of strategy, review and implementation projects. David is currently responsible for leading the Programme and Project Management Services PMaaS offered by Stoneseed.