The new form of working, hybrid, is causing a major turnaround in the remote project management principle. At MOJEO, we breathe and (live) project management every day. Both with our customers and internally. We notice that the new working situation demands something of our adaptability as people and as a project organization. Suddenly we have to tilt from working without restrictions to remote project management.
Less physical social contact; this affects working within teams, project progress, project monitoring, expectation management ... and as a project manager, how do you manage with stakeholders that expectations need to be adjusted downward, especially if you can't look them in the eye? Because on day 1 there may not be any issues yet, but in week 2 that may be different! And what issues can you then expect in your team and how do you prevent them or handle them adequately? Communicating without social contact, what should you pay attention to?
"And now? And how? And then what am I going to do? And how do I consult? And those daily standups, those retrospectives and my project in general?"
Although the current situation may present its challenges project-wise, on the contrary, it also presents opportunities! Opportunities in terms of time: where certain work may be in danger of being reduced for people, these individuals could work on internal projects. This gives us all the opportunity to strengthen the foundation. And best of all, often we already have all the tools completely in place and it's just a matter of adjusting, deploying it slightly differently or just some minor guidance or tweaking of a process.
MOJEO is going to help you!
Within MOJEO we do this by self-study, creating new teaching materials for our MOJEO Academy for example. With this we want to support clients in the execution and guidance of remote project management and PMO. Projects do not have to stop, in fact, they could be carried out in these times. It is important, however, that we adapt our consultation structures, use our tools properly, adopt an agile attitude and achieve our goals together.
How can we help you with this? By addressing topics that are particularly important in these times:
Remember the beautiful things that come out of this!
For now, I would like to share the following: Remember the great things that come out of this! For example, at this moment I see within MOJEO that colleagues support each other, that even more unity arises and that we use our MOJO for each other, for MOJEO and last but not least for our clients. It brings us all even closer together, and that alone is something so beautiful and special that the first few years of Remote Project Management have all pleased us so far.
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