7 Ways to Avoid Being a Project “Micro” Manager

Micromanaging a project team is akin to managing each task or deliverable with extreme control.  This suffocating management style is likely to put a damper on creativity and inhibit individual growth. There are many reasons why this happens, but in general, it is not a healthy situation for the project manager, employee or team. As a program manager, you want to help project managers improve their performance without stepping on their toes or stepping into their projects. As a project manager, you are keen on making the project a success while balancing the needs of the team, the sponsors, and the organization as a whole.

 

So, what should you be focused on while others are tackling the work of the project?

In this webinar, you will learn how to take the basic concepts for how not to micro manage and apply it to a project manager’s world. Learning objectives include:

  • Identify at least 3 behaviors that look like micro managing
  • Review 7 specific tips that a project manager can use to reduce the need for excessive control
  • Share some ideas to help combat a micro manager

 

Duration: 1 Hour / Credits: 1 PDU

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Bonnie Cooper, PMP®, Trainer and Consultant for Corporate Education Group, is a 25-year Information Technology professional and currently the Program Portfolio Director of the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Corporate IT PMO.  Her portfolio includes The New England Journal of Medicine’s manuscript tracking, desktop publishing, advertising management, and corporate ERP systems.  In her current role, Ms. Cooper is responsible for coordinating the efforts of project teams, defining a consistent software development methodology, and leading the program to re-engineer the membership services platform.  Ms. Cooper is a project management educator, and a published writer of her experiences in facilitating the PMO to drive IT strategy and governance

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