As I wrote in a post a few years ago, project management is not for the faint of heart! Projects can be very complex and stressful.
Besides managing scope, schedule, and budget, project managers need to manage relationships with staff, customers, contractors, vendors, community leaders, and many others. Much of this project management is now done virtually as the project team, contractors and customers can be spread in multiple locations over multiple time zones, cultures and languages.
This is a daunting task!
Even more daunting is the task of a person responsible for the oversight of multiple projects. How can one person possibly stay on top of all the details from multiple large projects?
The answer is that they cannot and they should not even try!
So, what can a leader who is responsible for oversight of multiple large projects do to ensure the projects are on track and delivered successfully?