We think a lot about people on projects.
Some time ago, we wrote about how the agile coach deals with the different types of team members observing and determining the right level of support and guidance to give. Then, we identified several team member personalities and behaviors that have a positive and negative impact on the execution of the project.
Now, we have been working with different project managers. We have compiled ten project manager profiles, including their competencies, leadership qualities and even their avatars with names.
The Achiever is good at achieving results, is curious and seeks information to know more about things, people, or issues.
The Super(wo)man is good at everything, Has concern for order, quality, and accuracy. Has a keen interpersonal understanding of people.
The Egotist is good at self-promotion, is self-aware and self-confident. Achieves results through the influence of his/her outgoing personality.
The Politician has self-control and self-awareness. Stays focused on a course of action or reaching a specific objective even when faced with personal challenges or criticisms.
The Negotiator is good at making deals, able to find a win-win or comprises in most situations. Communicates with others and listens to others their viewpoints to arrive at decisions.
The Influencer or Lobbyist is good at getting management and senior professionals to act. Works to build and maintain relationships and network of contacts.
The Coach builds effective teams. Is able to develop, coach, and mentor direct reports. Encourages team members to take on challenges, solve problems, and be accountable.
The Leader is good at building connection between people working for them. Gives team members autonomy to work and encourages them to take on challenges, solve problems, and be accountable.
The Visionary is good at painting a vision but no details. Has the ability to describe the image of the future state and is innovative in achieving it.
The Networker is good building networks of people. Flexible and dynamic at adapting to different situations, individuals, or groups.
Artwork by Wiebke Wetzel. Copyright maxmetrics GmbH 2021.