Project management is about making things happen in the most efficient and productive way. Many people think they don’t need to spend the time learning project management techniques because they are already achieving their objectives – but there’s always room for improvement.
One place to start is clarifying the definition of a project. What is a project?
The tips below are general pointers that apply to all the different project management frameworks. If you think they may be of use to you, your department or business, you’ll want to find a specific project management process such as PRINCE2 or Agile that fits best with your individual needs.
Some departments shy away from using project management techniques because they think the time spent planning could be better spent doing. The truth is that without utilising project management techniques more time is wasted through inefficiency and achieving the wrong objectives.
Project management assures all parties that they are on the same page regarding the results they want to see, and the ongoing benefits that last long after the project finishes.
The project management process is initiation, planning, executing and closure. Read the rest of “How Project Management Can Work For You”