|Author||: Thomas Juli|
|Total Pages||: 9|
|ISBN 10||: OCLC:793756952|
|Language||: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL|
We all need and thrive on successful projects, but what exactly does this mean? Is project success the successful and timely delivery within budget? Or is it the path to glory? Do results always matter the most? What else does project success mean? And what does it take to achieve project success? Does success fall from heaven? Is it limited to a lucky few who happen to be in the right place at the right time? Is it coincidence? Or can we actually plan success? There is no doubt that good project management is a critical factor in project success; that is, a project cannot be run without project management, be it formal or informal. You need to have something that holds things together. Underlying this is the assumption that we need some form of order to organize and run a project--someone has to do something. In this sense, project management helps set a frame, providing the structure and order to potential chaos. Without this structure, a project leads to nowhere and will most likely fail, if it ever takes off at all! This paper discusses how without project leadership, there is no direction in project management. It identifies five simple yet powerful leadership principles, which, if applied systematically, can help any project professional pave the path to project success. These are the five leadership principles: (1) build vision; (2) nurture collaboration; (3) promote performance; (4) cultivate learning; and (5) ensure results. All five leadership principles combined encompass the core of effective project leadership and build the Project Leadership Pyramid.