I’m not one for making new year’s resolutions in January – I think there’s too much hype around promises I could never stick to. I tend to set intentions in January and then hold myself accountable to the ones I really want to do from February onwards.
Last year, it was losing weight, and I’m now a stone lighter than I was this time last year.
Did you make resolutions? Or choose a word of the year, or set intentions or something similar?
If you didn’t, perhaps I can suggest one: let’s make this the year that you find it easier to juggle all your projects.
Now is the best time to start mastering multiple projects. It feels like there’s never been greater expectation on project managers to juggle several things at once. And there’s never been an easier way to learn from home, from experts, on your own schedule.
I think the requirement for the vast majority of us to lead multiple projects simultaneously just isn’t going away, so if you can develop the skills to do it without burning out and working All The Hours then you’ll be a step ahead of your colleagues.
Multi-project management is my theme for 2021. It’s different from managing one big project – and I’ve done both.
If this topic isn’t on your radar yet, then let me suggest that you start thinking about the skills, processes and strategies that would make it easier for you to get your projects done and still leave the office on time.
That’s why I’m so excited to be talking about the juggling act of managing multiple projects this week.
On Thursday evening (UK time), I’m doing a free webinar all about the 3 critical skills you need to manage multiple projects, where you’ll learn:
- The smartest way to sequence multiple projects
- The one thing that’s killing your comms and what do about it
- How to keep every project moving forward (even the low priority ones)
- Plus we’ll have time for plenty of Q&A!
Date: 4 February
Time: 8pm UK (find your time zone here )
There will be a replay, sent out to people who register, so if you can’t make that time, you’ll still be able to access the recording if you register.
I’m also going live in our Facebook group every day starting today until Thursday, about 2pm (UK) for coffee and chat to talk about the realities of managing multiple projects.
So hopefully I’ll have a chance to catch up with you there or on the webinar to answer your questions.
P.S. People always ask so I’ll tell you now: you can claim PMI PDUs for the webinar. This webinar counts as 0.5 PDUs. I think you could claim that in Leadership (interpersonal skills) or Strategic and Business Management (customer relationships) so decide where it fits best for you. You can self-declare this on your PDU log.