So, you’re an experienced project manager and you’ve been thinking about formalising that experience with a Masters for a while, but it just never seems to be the right time. You make enquiries between projects, and you’re keen to sign up, but another project lands on your desk and you know it’s going to be more 60-hour weeks.
Though we try our best to avoid conflict, sometimes it feels inevitable – especially in the world of project management. Thankfully, there are practical ways to avoid common clashes that can occur during projects. The perfect place to start is by tackling one of the greatest sources of conflict: resource management.
There’s some debate at the moment around the value of completing a Masters in project management, as opposed to a shorter, lesser academic certification from an industry body. Like most decisions, valid arguments can be made for both sides of the coin.
With an overwhelming catalogue of project management tools on the market, how can you find the best one for you? Ideally, you should look for features and benefits that will complement the specific needs of your company the most, while weighing up which cons (because every project management software has them) will concern you the least.
The leap into a project management role isn’t always as straightforward as other career progression paths. That’s partly because it’s so individualistic according to each company, and partly because it’s a slightly daunting process.
The best, most finely tuned project management doesn’t just affect the outcome of an individual project; it can also contribute to the overall operation of your business. That means working on your project management skills isn’t just great for bolstering your personal resume credentials, it can also help you make a real change to your company’s bottom line. What’s a better testament to your credibility than that?
The benefits of a successful project for your company, employees and, of course, clients are obvious. But what’s the best way to achieve success? To excel at project management, unfortunately there isn’t an overnight, ‘click-your-heels-twice’ solution. It’s a continual process with adjustments and learning curves. That being said, here we have listed 10 effective ways you can help take your projects to the next level—and you can start implementing them right away.
The use of subject matter experts can be astronomically beneficial for a project. Their dedicated knowledge of the field ensures they can bring insightful and research-based ideas to the table, which can launch your project to the next level.
Projects can be complicated, and thus a lot of things can go wrong; from continually changing goal posts to an inexperienced team not being able to achieve the desired result. But one of the most cited reasons for project failure isn’t one that may immediately spring to mind, and that is poor resource management.
Most multinational companies would not be where they are today without having the right project management procedures in place. It’s a practical, universal language that’s widely spoken across all industries, with principles that can be applied across any team. So, why wouldn’t a smaller company see the benefit of implementing such measures to help with their own success?