Passion plays a key role in determining whether or not we succeed in our endeavors. If you are passionate about something, go ahead and do it. And if you are not, don’t waste your time on it. That same applies to project managers handling different types of projects across industries. Managing multiple IT projects, one after the there can become monotonous. When nothing else seems encouraging or inspiring, it is passion about the worked we do that keeps us going.
Tackling obstacles head on
There is nothing that can stop a passionate project manager from succeeding. When you are determined to do what you love to do, no obstacles can stop you. A passionate project manager first looks for the potential or possible obstacles that can prevent successful completion of the project. Identifying the problems will enable the project manager to devise strategies that will thwart these roadblocks and keep things moving.
Going beyond conventional rules
People who are passionate about their work are also innovative. They follow the highest standards in the industry and are sticklers for quality. And when needed, they go beyond the traditional rules to achieve the intended targets. They create rules and strategies as they progress and do not believing in letting conventional strategies or methodologies that restrict them in any way.
Dynamic project management
As mentioned before, passionate project managers are very particular about quality. That is why they rely on expertise rather than experience. When collecting data for a project, these people do not go by their assumptions. What if their assumptions of the cost, the time taken and the resources prove to be wrong? That could jeopardize the entire project. That is why they gather information, qualitative data, from scientists, engineers and other experts in the field to get the desired results. They don’t assume or believe that they know everything.
Passion that is contagious
When you look at a child who is excited and overjoyed when he sees his new toy, you feel or experience the same emotion too. That is how passionate project managers influence the rest of the team members in the project. Successful project managers let their passion influence the rest of the members in a positive and productive way, such that the roadblocks or obstacles are dealt with quickly and efficiently and the delivery of project is made in time, and as per the promised standards.