Today’s leaders have an astonishing amount of responsibility on their plates. Chances are, learning more about project management isn’t at the top of most leaders’ long to-do lists—or on their list at all. But great project management is a key component of success in any department, and the ever-changing nature of modern institutions means that these skills are often needed at a moment’s notice. Because everyone manages projects at some point, even staff members without an official project management role need to know how to do it well.
This guide provides an overview of project management best practices so that leaders can better understand workflows and guide project outcomes at a high level. This informed perspective will help leaders see where they can guide project teams toward success. When leaders ensure projects are managed well, they can skillfully drive collective action around the activities and initiatives with the most organizational impact.