Exact taring and calibrating is the secret of a hummingbird when it tries to obtain delicious nectar out of the calyx with its long beak. It focuses all its senses on its “project stealing nectar”.

That’s what project management is all about: focusing on a strictly defined aim. There the first issues occur. Who is the client? What are the goals? Is the main goal aiming at costs, time or performance? The saying goes: “Tell me about the start of your project and I will tell you about its output”. The statement is that a decent start will save you money in the end. Later on, leadership qualities are required. A solid communication within the project team, well defined aspects of the single tasks and the distribution of these tasks according to the qualifications and abilities of the staff are of importance.

Difficult projects can be optimized. Very often an outside view is likely to detect problems and predetermined breaking points and offers solutions to the project manager. Especially project managers with less amount of experience are likely to face difficulties on an interpersonal level. Coaching may be of great value to support them in overcoming these obstacles.

Our successful consulting methods in the field of project management comprise the following measures:

1. Project training: e.g. lessons in project management theory like stakeholder analysis, goal definition, project design, project analysis etc.

2. Project consulting: e.g. critical projects, project manager consulting, client consulting, status quo analysis, advice for project starts and close-outs

3. Project coaching: e.g. analysis of the current state, development of opportunities for action focusing on the fields of communication and conflict management

4. Project closure: e.g. lessons learned, final report as basis for organizational development