Project Management in Today’s Landscape

By Eileen D’Costa, Project Management Director

Why is Project Management the key to keeping projects on time and under budget in today’s work-from-home (WFH) landscape? It’s simple, we keep the ball rolling. 

Project Management is the practice of leading the work of a team to achieve goals and meet success criteria at a specified time. But at the heart of it, Project Managers are peacebuilding negotiators. Ultimately, we are responsible for handling change; and with today’s climate, change is constant. From project scopes to messaging, to short turnaround timelines, we are continually negotiating deadlines and budgets while simultaneously allowing the creative process to flow freely in a constrained environment. It’s a fine line between meeting our clients’ expectations and not overburdening our internal teams.

So how do we do it? Communication. Although working with a Project Management software to keep projects and tasks organized is important, communication is crucial. While the WFH culture has affected our face-to-face time physically, it has consequently increased our lines of communication. Setting up regular touchpoints with our teams helps keep everyone on the same page and the project moving forward. Whether it’s through Slack, Gchat, text, Zoom, or just a simple phone call, we maintain an open line of communication to evolve in today’s ever-changing landscape.

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