Most good project leaders are loath to come off as if they know their feet don’t touch water. They feel it’s impossible to lead a group of people if that group’s impression of you is one of being untouchable (and maybe just a tad bit snotty to boot).
And so as a result, a lot of managers wind up wasting valuable time by acting the role of a good project leader, to their detriment. They spin their wheels and make a show of keeping their noses to the grindstone, missing out on the benefits that business project management software could have on the overall success of their venture.
Blame it on pride. Blame it on wanting to be liked. Or blame it on the pre-conceived notions that people carry with them about what attributes make a good project leader. No matter the source, a failure to use business process software in order to avoid the appearance of dependency in your management approach is a mistake that could come back to bite you if a project’s not completed on time.
- Use bpm software to perform routine reporting. There’s no honor in doing it the hard way just because it might looks good by someone else’s standards.
- Utilizing process automation to perform minor tasks frees up time that you could put to better use performing more critical duties.
- Use online data management and related business process solutions to delegate mid-level tasks that can’t be run automatically.
Process management software can be used to focus your individual team members on their tasks, while freeing you up to put your efforts onto higher level assignments that only you can handle. If there’s anything all successful project leaders have in common, it’s the willingness to use business process management systems to their own benefit, as well as the team’s.