I've written about post-mortem meetings in the past, but this post explores the topic in more depth. It was first published on the TeamGantt blog on September 5, 2017. Check it out--and comment if you have any thoughts on better post-mortem practices.
Also, yeah, I know people prefer different names for this meeting. I chose post-mortem, because that's what I'm used to using. Call it whatever you want--just be sure to learn something useful fro the meeting, but more importantly, act on it.
While the class is an introduction, it still has something for everyone. Included in the course are the essential skills to being a project manager, the psychology of people management, where to begin in your own projects, some project planning tips using TeamGantt, and some tactics to use in real project scenarios. Whether you're looking to be a better PM or work in a non-PM role and want to sharpen your PM skills, you’ll finish this class feeling empowered to optimize what you're working on, from orchestrating a dinner party at home to leading a product team. It's time to manage projects with ease and success!
Project managers often struggle with leadership—and where they can find appropriate opportunities to be true leaders. it makes sense, as most project managers do not have any direct responsibility for the people on their teams, but they are expected to manage and motivate teams to deliver projects on time and under budget. For that reason alone, being a project manager requires some tenacity, as well as a natural desire to lead.
Do you have that natural desire? Some of us do, and some of us need a little coaching to gain the confidence to believe in our own leadership skills. Read through these five tips and give yourself a boost.