Laugh, Learn, Lead - The Project Ecosystem
Unpack with JC - Trusted project relationships
Jul 16, 2019 · 12 min
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Last two episodes with Sam Higgins were incredibly insightful and honest.
We talked about his career journey from programmer to strategic advisor, what excites him about technology, the challenges facing organisations, the impact of a change in program sponsorship and what is a good project manager.
Today I want to talk more about trusted project relationships, in particular the project manager and project sponsor. Yes, Sam & I laughed about my professional crush on him and he believes it’s because we trust each other’s expertise and the work we do.

Definition of trust:
“firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something”.

What type of relationship do you have with your project sponsor?
When you trust someone, what do you see, hear and feel?

JC Three Tips
  • Trust is an investment, take time to get to know them
  • Practice authenticity, vulnerability and empathy
  • Be consistent, follow through on what you say you will do

Quote from my conversation with Sam ‘technology becomes so advanced that it is indistinguishable from magic’.

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