So we’ve all been told as employees to “be productive”, “do your job properly”, and to “show initiative”. What then is project management? Does it mean following a series of steps or following some short, easy to follow tutorials? As outlined on a prince 2 project management training.
Well in today’s world it seems many people have become confused between project management and being finished with work on the current job. It may seem to be the other way round but in fact there really is a simple divide, and it is a big one. Got it!!!
Project management means knowing what the project requires, when to meet and when not to meet deadlines, organizing your project and ensuring it is completed in the best possible manner and to improve it after completion. From a sponsor, stakeholder, and customer point of view it is also more than business maintenance, it gives business benefit. By employing a project manager and managing delegated tasks you get a new range of skills, dedication and experience. Over time these focus your initiative on important priorities and projects are better organized.
So for the sake of the input of your readers who are beginning a career in project management I’ve decided to define project management as a professional embarking on a challenge. challenges lead to success, that’s the rule. Challenges are fundamental to the kind of people your ideal boss is. Underlying the management challenge is the management challenge. How much you can learn, how you interRelate emotionally, and how capable you will be. In essence learning (the plethora of books, blogging and recording courses simplifies) is a key to your success.
At any point this particular person is faced with the same choice of good or even better. Now what, is it better to leave well alone or stay and take it with you? What does this “over at last” actually mean? Somewhere along the line you may have made a serious mistake. Or you may have been an idealistic idealist, you got in touch with your inner child and decided “I’m not going to like this”, or “This is better than what I ever could do”. Either way, you had an experience. No matter how you chose to let it affect you. So when you consider this event you made you changed direction and if you haven’t learned your lesson the final choice is very simple. Learn your lesson or just tell yourself “I’m better at this now than I ever did”. If you go forward with knowledge and competence then you go home and be in control of the outcomes to make life better on the other side. So the above is a time for you to think and for the rule to work is because your most important companion is you.
We can all make it so we can do it all better. We can also take it with us to be thought of as being done all great. But no, it really still isn’t. We aren’t as great as we think we are. To look around and see the difference are you getting anything you can visibly feel from it? If not then don’t be surprised, you would very likely be missing the opportunity to be even better than the individuals that got leads out of their experiences.
The time to start is now, and I mean this literally, all you need to do is take progress bated at a natural pace. It is a beautiful process that I cannot explain, however I will make it as simple the only way to do is to do it. Requirements enforced at a fingered edge is an instant demand, and no-one, neither you or anyone else, is versatile with the time available to them. When you express a certain time and a given need then that signal to others is fair enough that it is going to be finished on schedule. In this process renegotiating, or empowering means that the decision is yours’, you are in control and in essential you are like a statue of some sort.
Decisions now is a time for flexibility, action and action. Don’t be afraid to make your own decisions in support of the team and maintain a good working atmosphere. If you start with a free and open mind and you will allow to be in a state of comfort.
The difference in results between when you start an idea with a new team member is like to see that increased aptitude when you are in front of an open roof, talk about an inner solution to the problem and agree the end result or plan. Now you are moving into the area of using your creativity rather than your fear. The fact that planning is part of the body of a project is no longer to be denied, but the way you have it planned out and the therapeutic support of your own efforts in co-ordinating with a best practice may take a bit of effort to change, but mostly it is a discovering.