These are important questions.
But they're tricky to answer.
Because teams are wonderfully complicated, dynamic things.*
*filled with wonderful, complicated, dynamic people
It's tempting to say it all boils down to the talent in the team or the tools you're using. And you know what? There's some truth to that. But there's actually a far simpler answer.
It's about the way that work is managed.
See, most teams manage projects just to finish them.
High performance teams manage projects to make a difference to the business.
They don't communicate just to cover their asses. They communicate to solve problems. They don’t collaborate to find compromises. They collaborate to become greater than the sum of their parts. They don’t get bogged down by tasks and timings. They stay laser-focused on the goals of their projects. On the results that matter to their business. On the bigger picture. This is big picture project management.
It isn’t about your certifications.
It isn’t about the methodology or software you use.
It isn't even about having "project manager" in your job title.
It’s the mindset that separates ordinary teams from great ones.
And we believe it comes down to six key principles.