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Deming, the PM (Pt. 6)

Project managers should practice servant leadership — micromanaging kills the soul of a project team. This includes sharing all relevant information with team members, and helping them grow professionally and personally. PMOs can help.


Dr. W. Edwards Deming landmark 14 Points For Management — originally presented in his 1982 book “Out of the Crisis” — called for a new style of management, and intended to help everyone enjoy their work and produce excellence. The original context was operations, but the points are equally applicable in project management, and many of them make a compelling case for project portfolio management and project management offices.
 
This is the sixth and final installment of Deming, the PM — a series exploring how a modified version of Deming’s 14 points can be relevant in addressing today’s most pressing project management challenges.


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