Training in project management techniques such as PRINCE2 will give you the theory of how to structure and run a project. We’ll also give you case studies and real-world applications of the knowledge to make it easier to start managing projects when you return to work. Understanding the importance of other skills such as communication is also critical to project success.
Within any project management framework, there are important documents to be drawn up, referred to and maintained. This requires excellent written communication skills as well as knowledge of the paperwork required. Verbal communication skills are necessary in order to keep your team updated and motivated, to explain the project to stakeholders, and to provide the Project Board with progress reports.
With that in mind, here are our top tips for communication in project management.
When most people think of effective communication, they think of how they deliver information to others. This is far from accurate – communication is a two-way street and improving your skills must begin with making an effort to truly listen and understand. Read the rest of “Communication Skills in Project Management”
Under the PRINCE2 framework, all projects have defined beginnings, middles and ends – all of which must be tightly controlled.
Whilst planning, initiating and executing the project, the Project Manager reports to the Project Board – so, similarly, the Project Board has to give final sign-off on the project closure. For successful project closure, there must be a nice smooth handover of the product from the project team.
PRINCE2 training will teach you the theory and applications of the framework, including the importance of evaluating the project once closed.
As with the rest of the PRINCE2 processes, control is very important during this completion stage. Once the Project Manager believes the objectives from the Project Initiation Document have been met, he puts the recommendation for Project Closure to the Project Board.
Preparing to Close the Project
The main aim of closing a project in PRINCE2 is to make sure that the final product is of an acceptable level, make sure the operational team is able to look after the project and to guarantee that any issues or risks have a correct way to address them. Read the rest of “How to Close a Project in PRINCE2″
PRINCE2 is a process-based approach for project management; providing a scalable and easily tailored methodology for the management of large and small projects.
Each process of a PRINCE2 project is defined with its key inputs and outputs together with the specific aims to be achieved and activities to be undertaken.
The following diagram and explanations of the PRINCE2 processes will help you when managing projects with PRINCE2.
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