Project Manager’s Guide with Brandon Weil
Planning and scheduling maintenance and reliability programs takes a bit of a work but implementing that plan takes real effort and that’s where the project managers come in. They are the ones who define the scope of the plan and come with estimates in terms of budget and time. Project planners usually have a singular responsibility and that is to divide the work into a group of activities. These activities are part of major interdependent processes and there are always risks involved that need to be identified and addressed at the very start. It is very difficult to get the results without proper planning and management.
In this episode, we covered:
- How do you become an effective Project Manager?
- What are the traits of a reliable Project Manager?
- What are the the steps for M&R Implementation?
- And much more!
If you are going into some innovative program, without planning and scheduling, you won’t get very far in the process. Once the plan is ready, you need a project manager to keep it all together. He is the one who will make sure that everyone is supporting the program and everyone is on board with the strategic side of things at all times. Project managers are also responsible for keeping things honest at different stages, so they keep things transparent and updated for the leadership. They are holding everyone accountable and making those hard decisions that no one else would.
The project managers should be able to foresee the things that could cause issues in the later stages. They should communicate the risks and constraints to everyone involved so that there are no sudden issues. He should be able to push past the rest stops that every program has and they should get the support of management or anyone that can make things easier for the team members who are actually implementing the plan. A good project managers is well respected by the leadership as well as all the teams.
They have to do a lot of things and multitasking is the one skill that comes in handy while performing all sorts of tasks. That’s why a project manager should be highly organized and he needs to be able to keep track of things at all times. Good project managers are always great communicators because they have to stay on top of things, see through things, and find ways to get things done in an effective and efficient manner. As they are directly related to the steering committee, they should be empowered to make smart decisions on behalf of leadership. To do all this, they should have amazing soft skills because they are mostly not dealing with technical side of processes.
Above all this, a good project manager always stays committed to the vision of the organization and he keeps everyone else committed to it as well. He is good at selection process because choosing team members is the key to success. Organizations can get better at maintenance and reliability implementation by doing initial planning. They should know the scope of the plan. They should always have a vision in mind, and have some idea of how to achieve. Once they have a roadmap, they can come up with a communication plan after identifying risks. That’s the only way they would be able to successfully implement a plan and manage everyone’s expectations while doing so.
Shon Isenhour Links:
- Brandon Weil LinkedIn
- Brandon Weil Twitter
- SMRP Annual Conference
- Angel Video
- Reengineering the Corporation: A Manifesto for Business Revolution by Michael Hammer
- Beyond Reengineering: How the Process-Centered Organization is Changing Our Work and Our Lives by Michael Hammer
- The Agenda: What Every Business Must Do to Dominate the Decade by Michael Hammer
- The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization by Peter M. Senge
- Paradigms: The Business of Discovering the Future by Joel Barker
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey
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