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5 Steps to Enhance Project Management Collaboration

A good project management entails a manager to track project progress, update status to clients, and collaborate with other departments. However, if this coordination fails, the whole project comes to a standstill. In this article at Project Management for Today, David Miller shares 5 steps to help in the project management collaboration.

5 Collaborative Tips for Project Management

Several other problems crop up when project management fails:

  1. Miscommunication: The foremost job of a manager is to update the team about the tasks at hand. If there is no collaboration, the team will not know how to deal with the sudden client request at the eleventh hour.
  2. Client Disapproval: Since clients are investing their time and money, it is only natural for them to ask about the project status. So, it is important that you get an update from the team on a regular basis.
  3. Overshooting Deadline: TheseĀ are unexpected outcomes for the clients as well as from the project management perspective. Ensure that the team members pull their weight to stop overshooting deadlines.

In this new era of digitization, old methodologies will not work. They must be modified and adapted with new vigor. Here are 5 steps to enhance project management collaboration:

  1. Use Collaboration Tools: A lot of knowledge sharing sessions, meeting minutes, and project updates occur over emails. Since you must be up-to-date always, a project management software simplifies this task. It will store all the intellectual assets, keep a track of the project status, and send important notifications.
  2. Provide Positive Feedback: Though technology has made it easier to collaborate, human connection brings more positivity. When the new form of project management collaboration works out well, mention it during the team meetings. This creates positivity and engagement.
  3. Be More Giving: Instead of demanding collaboration from your teams, become more giving. Be readily available to answer their queries and applaud those that readily help and share information with their team members.
  4. Set Up a Strong Communication Channel: Your clients might prefer an email at the end of each week. Your team might want a more broken-down version of the individual contribution in the collaboration tool itself. Clarify this at the beginning of the project to remove communication errors.

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