Creating environments that set project managers up for success podcast
🕑 29 mins
Sacha Hind, from the APM's People SIG, speaks to AECOM's Rob Dunkley about the importance of understanding the root cause when projects aren’t performing and, by doing so, knowing how to create environments that set project managers up for success.
This podcast case study shares AECOM’s learning from their recent project ‘stand down’ with practical take-aways that project managers, and leaders of project managers, can apply in their own organisations.
Quotes from the interviewee:
"Quite often, we launch into projects because of the urgency around them, leading to a lack of understanding of accountabilities, roles, responsibilities and escalation paths. We need to address the environments we set up at the start of projects so people understand exactly what’s expected of them and can perform."
"Human nature is to avoid confrontation and escalation – people don’t want to have difficult conversations."
Rob Dunkley, AECOM