5 Tips for PMs to Work Smarter, Not Harder

project integration management Sep 08, 2019
5 Tips for PMs to Work Smarter, Not Harder

"Work smarter, not harder" sometimes seems unachievable for the project manager. Here are 5 tips toward achieving it:

  1. You do not need to do all the project work too. Delegate effectively, then trust the team member to get it done.
  2. Define clear roles and responsibilities. This will avoid questions and issues later in the project and help contain team-generated scope creep.
  3. Focus on the most important and urgent work - use the Eisenhower Matrix for time management.
  4. Always seek out efficiencies and productivity savings for either immediate or future action. Put future items on a "value-added" list to avoid leaving them behind.
  5. Establish standard processes when possible, rather than re-invent the wheel.

What are your best ideas for working smarter, not harder?

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