Project Management secrets and tips

Project Management

It’s no secret that project management is a type of management, but the term project management is rarely used and when it is, it is normally in conjunction with some other type of management.  There is often a common misconception that project management is a special on your in-house team working across your organisation, however this is just not the case. As outlined on a project management qualification training uk.

Project management is actually an organisation’s overall approach to an undesirable set of circumstances that your challenge in business is to try to get out of.  Given the time frame, resources and cross-functional scope of what project management involves, it is vital that those responsible for ensuring successful (or preservation) within stakeholder management not only have the necessary skill-sets, but also that they also have an understanding of how the overall organisation manages, assumes responsibility for the situation and all other risks that may occur during processes and projects.

Before an effective project management initiative can take place, the parameters must first be determined in a pre-planning discussion with the funder, stakeholder, parent company and etc.  A strategic plan created with an open mind regarding the parameters and issues/ respectfully below define the parameters and the desired outcomes for the various stakeholders at hand.

Project parameters and What we don’t want to get wrong

This should include the following eight parameters/examples:  a clear and realistic timeframe, without which parts of the initiative may be compromised, the budget percentage and level that is acceptable to the business, and a sound understanding of the scope within the business and the key elements of any portfolio, priority and deliverables within it are all essential to the success of any project.

Project parameters and What we want to get right

A successful project must ensure that each of the above parameters are met.  These parameters should be tailor-made to specialise depending on the situation.

Project parameters and What we can do right

We can Ofe a number of things within a project to ensure that the desired outcomes are achieved.  A plethora of tools, guidance, resources and work-flow are all needed to ensure this.  However, nothing less than the top five tools described below (taken from career best-selling author,79 pages available at) should be used.


It is important to understand though, that above all else, project management success and failure have a number of common drivers and that these cannot be changed without significant and visible changes to the essential project parameters.  Senior project managers must define roles and responsibilities at the outset to set the foundations and resilience of projects, proactively manage the inter-departmental involvement of unlikely interferences through the project, demonstrate that projects are constructed on sound (timely and cost-effective) foundations, communicate and make sure they are understood, managed and nurtured through the entire life-cycle.

Pourours (time and money)

Seasons ( rhetiasm and optimism)

Essential staff (acute knowledge)

Assessments and evaluation (priority)

Business analysis (be able to answer a series of questions on a situation or issue now faced by the organisation)

Marketing (how will sell/market)

Feasibility (possible routes to market)

Doing, modelling and controlling (the 2 E’s)

Skills (what project management skills may you subcontract to others?)

Technology (who are the Linux/ Mint experts?)

Account management (what is best practice and why?)


Critical or key things of value

Process (how will you manage to get things done)

Timing (when is too soon, too much to do, too late to do it?)


Monitoring (what systems will you need and what do you need to monitor?)

Management (who is the owner of the various information, data and knowledge? Can you talk to them?)

Feasibility (how much can you afford to lost through installs and change?)

Budget (must be realistic, if too tight is a budget a “lose-lose”?)

Forecast (how far are you likely to come?)

Scope (what increase is required, then increase the allowance for this)

Risk-iness (could you increase risk with a new implementation/inyl cut?)

If you use the above protocol then you will be amazed at positive results both to yourself and your organisation.

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