Project Management Checklist - Leadership techniques in a project

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Project Management Templates: General Principles of Project Management

Template Category: Leadership/ Communication

Download: Checklist "Leadership Techniques in a Project" (.pdf)


Project Management Checklist: Leadership/ Communication
- Leadership Techniques in a Project -

Policy Details
Management by Objectives
  • Features and Objective
    • Management by Objectives (goal-oriented management)
    • Definition of operational objectives on each project level (total and partial project)
    • Commitments, budgeting and financial controlling shall guarantee goal accomplishment by the project managers and the project teams
  • Advantages
    • Responsibility for results
    • Personal work goals
    • Relatively high degree of freedom in action planning
  • Disadvantages
    • Planning stress
    • Intensive verification of results
    • Focus on tangible performance
    • Administrative effort
Management by Delegation
  • Features and Objective
    • Grant of authority and responsibility to the subsequent level (from the line to the project or from the project manager to the team)
    • Ensures independent work within the sphere of competence delegated
    • Prerequisite: Clear job descriptions covering the tasks, competencies and responsibilities assigned
  • Advantages
    • Acceptance of project goals by the staff
    • Transparency of project processes
  • Disadvantages
    • Risk of pseudo or one-sided delegation
    • Risk that only routine tasks or only the responsibility without the necessary authority are delegated
Management by Exception
  • Features and Objective
    • Management by control
    • Management intervenes only when deviations from the agreed objectives occur.
    • Basis: Deviation analysis as an integral part of the controlling system
    • In case of divergences, the process is adjusted/improved accordingly and the objectives or the planned values are modified as appropriate
  • Advantages
    • Considerably less controlling activity required from the project manager
    • Extensive self-direction of the project team within the existing tolerance range
  • Disadvantages
    • Risk of pseudo or one-sided delegation
    • Risk that only routine tasks or only the responsibility without the necessary authority are delegated
Management by Motivation
  • Features and Objective
    • Maximum staff motivation and commitment through an elaborate system of incentives
    • The incentives reflect staff motivation
  • Advantages
    • Behavioral control of staff
    • Individual reasons and ambitions are taken into account
  • Disadvantages
    • Overemphasis of material aspects
    • One-sided incentives
    • Disregard of human working conditions
    • Personal shortcomings for low-achieving staff



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Leadership techniques in a project
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