One thing I’ve learned in my role as a project manager is that sometimes things just don’t go the way you plan it out. Yes it is very good and recommended to plan as carefully as possible. However, there are just so many different variables that can happen in a project that can derail the team. Whether there are resource problems, motivation problems, scope creep, they’re all there and waiting to doom a potential team. Being a leader of a team means being able to feel comfortable when things get out of control. When there doesn’t seem to be a way to do something or a timeline seems impossible, you have to be able to deal with adversity.
The important thing to do in these situations is to always assess where you are and what you still need to do to get across the finish line. Control what you can and do your best to help the team mitigate risks. Always keep your calm and keep a positive attitude in order to project that across to the team. If you do this, anyone can be more comfortable at having little attention and thus help the team succeed in the face of any adversity.