Successful Project Management – Organization

By in Project Management, Resources on May 27, 2009

To keep up with my previous post on listing a few things that can make you a successful project manager I am going to highlight on of the items here today:

  • Communicate
  • Organize
  • Solve Problems/Make Decisions
  • Adaptability
  • Build Good Teams

Organize and Multi-tasking

In order to be successful you need to be able to track all components of all your projects, all milestones and be able to do this on multiple projects. To be able to do this you need to make sure you are organized, thorough, meticulous and can multi-task.

As a PM you need to keep track of your team’s workload, progress on a specific task, project documentation, work flow, completion dates, changes to project scope, support issues, and so much more. There is one thing to be able to multi-task, but the real rule here is making sure you can keep things on track and organized. If you lose organization you will become overwhelmed by the project creep and drown yourself with issues and documentations to a point that you can not get out of.

To help with this, make checklists to help remember where you are in a project process, understand the project process – either one that is set in place already or if you implemented one – if the process is not clear and not knowing what the next steps are or follow up on items how can you be successful or even finish a project in an orderly fashion.

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