Project Leadership Practices

Project Leadership Practices (PLP)

Application: Managers leading cross functional teams.
Audience: Project Managers and Projects Leaders
Respondents: Project Leader, Manager, Team members, Customers, other Stakeholders
Questions: 90 questions, 3 open-ended

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Project Leadership Practices (PLP) Measures the skills necessary to lead a project team. Effective project leaders bring adverse group together by clarifying goals, accessing hard to find or hard to acquire resources from a variety of stakeholders, and generally work effectively in a matrixed measurement setting. Effective leaders manage customer, client, and team member expectations and smooth any cross functional issues that arise.

The PLP Task Cycle®

I. ESTABLISHING THE PURPOSE
Presenting fresh ideas and long-range vision, utilizing clear communication and demonstrating the courage to take risks.
II. DIRECTING THE EFFORT
Effective planning, adaptability and problem solving.
III.MANAGING STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS
Developing strong teams, guiding others, and maintaining good relationships with managers and customers.
IV. DRIVING TOWARD SUCCESS
Setting performance standards, demonstrating enthusiasm, delegating and appropriately utilizing authority to get results.
V. RECOGNITION
Acknowledging the contributions of others.
OUTCOMES
Overall Effectiveness, approach-ability, building trust are leveraged through mastery of the Task Cycle Phases. We also look at belief in the project which is a good predictor of project success.

The Task Cycle is a validated organizing tool that can help leaders know where to focus their development. It is presented as a logical sequence of events, with each phase contributing to achieving the final goal. A leader’s performance across the Task Cycle phases is predictive of how others perceive their impact on the organization.

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