Pankaj Saharia is currently working as a project manager, having amassed more than two decades of experience as a structural engineer working on projects in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. As a result of his experience, he knows that there are issues that can derail progress during a project. Read on to find out what they are and how you can navigate them.
Your project can stall if you lack people with the right skills to do the job. The problem is that you may not realize until one of your team members starts to struggle. A skills problem can be solved by either training the individual or finding someone who is capable of performing the role. Proactively, you can look at upcoming work and figure out who on the team is best suited for particular roles.
Lack of motivation
A demotivated workforce isn’t a productive. In fact, they might not work. You can energize a demotivated team by encouraging and supervising them a little more. You can also take the time to visit them and spend time together in a social setting.
Multi-tasking is a sure way to drop the ball on some tasks. Mistakes made while trying to multi-task can sometimes impact your project in a big. Even if that is not the case you’ll realize that multi-tasking takes up more effort than necessary and leads to issues.
Poor communication is a common cause of project failure. When people have no idea what is going on with the project, they tend to fill the gaps with what they think is going on. Pankaj Saharia is an experienced structural engineer who has found success as a project manager.