“Project Management Wish List” was the topic of the 24th hangout of the Sensible Project Manager Hangout Community. In this community of project managers and others who enjoy discussing project manager topics, we have a weekly hangout which is hosted via Google+ Hangout. These hangouts are held each Friday at 9:00am pacific time.
During the hangout the SensiblePM shared seven wishes that would make his life as a project manager better. Mark was joined on the hangout by Hala Saleh who added some of her own wishes as well as those on the #PMChat.
You may want to read Mark’s blog post “Ultimate Project Management Wish List“.
Please add your wishes to the list below. You can also vote for your favorite wishes. Let’s make this the ultimate PM wish list.
Project Management Wish List
Here is my "project management wish list" that would allow me to be most efficient at executing projects? Add your wishes to the list.
Client who knows what they want.
A client who knows what they want, has a real business need and large budget to spend.
Project Tools that Work and Enhance the Project
Often in the past I have had to use project tools that were clunky and were just a pain to work with. I wish that I had in my project tool arsenal the most effective tools that worked efficiently and made my life easier as a project manager, not harder.
Sufficient project resources
If I was putting these wishes in order, this wish might rise near the top. I think every project managers wish was that they would always have the right amount of resources for their project and that these resource were available when they were needed to perform the work at hand.
The ultimate wish for this project manager is to be able to provide great value to my customer. I wish that each project I work on in the future will deliver everything my customer wants and that they are completely satisfied with each and every deliverable that the team produces.
Supportive and Engaged Project Sponsor
It would be great to have project sponsors that were fully engaged and supportive of my projects and me as a project manager. Additionally, I would love it if they were fully trained to be a sponsor and that they were supported by the organization.
Exciting Scope of Work
I love it when I have projects that are exciting and interesting. Those types of projects motivate me to come to work each day and immerse myself in the work. I wish that the scope of each and every project I lead contained that ever engaging work.
Teamwork is the engine that makes a project run smoothly. I wish that each of my future projects had a great team that worked together effectively and efficiently. It is important that the team works together to resolve issues and supports, leverages, and compliments each others strengths. It is also great if they get along well with each other and enjoy each others company.
Efficient Project Processes
I hate to waste time (unless of course it is kicking back and watching a good sporting event) and I especially hate wasting time on stupid and inefficient processes. I wish that each and every process that is defined on the project and most likely by the PMO is efficient and necessary for the effective execution of my project.