Project Management Secrets
What do we really know about project management? If we do not include project management in our choices for further education then how do we know what we are looking for? Do we have an idea of what is involved or how stressful it can be? In doing research I realized that there is quite a bit more to project management than most realize and in this it takes a lot of dedication, strategy, team work and being ahead of the game to become as successful project manager.
You can start a new project by defining what is needed by way of the scope, purpose and what is to be delivered. (Method123. 2003. Project Management Life Cycle: Retrieved November 14, 2007 from http://www. method123. com/project-lifecycle. php) Leadership skills are all important and the team you are leading must have some respect for you in order for the project to be successful. In order to achieve this level of respect there are many useful tools from problem solving skills to communication to creativity and different levels of time and stress management.
(Mind Tools. 2008. Leadership Skills: Retrieved November 14, 2008 from http://www. mindtools. com/pages/main/newMN_LDR. htm) These tools aren’t only useful for a manager but for those who are working together to put this project on the front running track of success. Good project management takes a lot of time and listening, don’t rush it but don’t slack off. If additional classes are available then take them as you will always learn something new from a class, whether it is written or spoken.
Know that in the end, this project that you may work on is also someone else’s baby and they have put you in the position of extreme trust, don’t violate that and be on time with all that you do. If you succeed at these and learn then you will have a good career of project management. Project Management Secrets 3 Resources Unknown Author, (2003) Method123 http://www. method123. com/project-lifecycle. php, Retrieved November 14, 2008 Subscription Service, (2008) Mind Tools, http://www. mindtools. com/pages/main/newMN_PPM. htm Retrieved November 14, 2008