Project managers are often put to the test in juggling large projects, or a multitude of small ones. I frequently get asked this question; Is it easier to manage one large project that takes up all of your time, or to run multiple projects at once?
I’ve actually been able to do both and found it depends upon individual preference and the type of projects you’re working on.
If you’re managing a larger project, depending on the timeline and team, you can get into the nitty gritty, while remaining cognizant of the larger strategy and its impact on the organization.
When managing multiple projects, it can be hard to dive into the details. The amount of time you have to spend on each job is significantly less. It’s critical for you to be able to delegate appropriately to your team and ensure that everything continues to move forward.
Either way, project management skills combine the best of organization, delegation and scheduling.
Let us know about your project management experiences. Do you enjoy the larger projects or smaller projects? What kind of work gives you the most satisfaction?