I like working on multiple projects and managing a team at the same time. I liked learning about Six Sigma as well.
YES. Be HONEST and SINCERE so that high level bank management stop receiving "the wrong and distorted" picture of what is really happening at the branches, what the real experience, emotions, feelings of employees are and not what the "branch managers and their supervisors want Senior management to hear and believe
Managers should have a deep review of the processes of a project. They shouldn't just look at the percentage of completion provided by the teammates but should go through what have been done and see how far the project has to go.
They should analyze the skill set of the teammates and assign work accordingly. If the project is unlikely to be complete by the existing team members, the manager should hire people as soon as possible. The later the manager introduce a new employer, the more work the manager/teammates have to do to make the new employee catch up the work, which ends up giving more work load for the project without actually helping the prcesses.
Managers should reward the employees when they do well and try to understand employee's difficulties when they do wrong. Do not just scold the employees and find out their difficulties earlier (i.e. ask them the process of the project in a nice way)