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How does a project manager lead in a project crisis and turn the ship around before it sinks? (By Mamta)

“Be Prepared” are the two words which can help any project manager to turn around the sinking ship. But by just being prepared is enough, NO..so what is it?

KNOWLEDGE?

Yes “Knowing is half the battle”. If a Project Manager knows all crucial aspects of his project which means not only resource management but also has a good grip on Domain and technology, his ship will never sink or he will reduce the damage of sinking ship to a great extent. Project Managers do extensive exercise in the beginning and make elaborate documents for Project Plan, Risk Management and Change Management. The same are forgotten half way through the Project monitoring and execution. These are some of the critical aspects of any Project and if these are monitored through the Project duration and Project Managers pay attention to Early warning Signs, the ship will not sink and even if reaches that stage, the damage / risk can be mitigated to the least possible.

And if at all the situation arises, Project Manager need to manage the crisis with Calmness and has to ensure that teams don’t get into panic mode. The situation needs to be handled by being realistic & optimistic and at the same time keeping the motivation level of teams high and their restlessness at the lowest.

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Mamta Talwar

About author

Independent Consultant

A Crossover Information & Communication Technologies Consulting and Operations Professional with over 25 years of Experience in Successfully Engaging with Domestic and Global Customers for Revenue Centric, Time Critical and Resource Optimization Requirements. A strong believer in innovation with an eye for adoption of new age digital technologies and solutions to solve complex customer problems.

Worked in executive leadership roles with P&L responsibilities across service lines and verticals. Enabled fortune 500 companies in various technology / Business transformation and modernization initiatives in Digital, Cloud, Applications and Infrastructure space and having expertise in designing differentiated capabilities through COEs, frameworks, pricing-models, alliances and thought leadership. Incubated and led the Global Application Management practice and managed global delivery for multiple clients across industries and Domains like Travel & Transportation, Insurance / Reinsurance, Healthcare etc..

Well versed with Cutting Edge Concepts of Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, TTS, PCMM, as also with the modernization approaches of Business Intelligence coupled with pure technical play of Microsoft, Java, Sales force, LAMP and Mobile. Structured Experience gained while working at Accenture and other Leading IT Service / Product Organizations, in Managing Geographically Diverse, Technical & Delivery Organizations, Supporting and Engaging with CxOs and Business Owners, Traditional and Modern, for integrating the Most Effective ICT Tools as a Seamless Component of their Overall People and business growth.

With solid business acumen in handling large global teams, Mamta stands out for her high integrity, work ethics, accountability and ability to lead by example. Her strong execution capability coupled with strategic foresight helps her drive innovation, differentiation and competitiveness.

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