Quality Management of a Project

There are six main keys to keep in mind in order to manage the quality of your project properly.

The first one is, of course, to have a good plan right from the start. I’ve already said this several times, and the reason for that is because I really can’t stress enough how important it is to have a good plan before you begin the project. If you plan poorly, you will need to put so much more effort into management, and will have to deal with so much more stress. The steps to be followed are Plan, Do, Check, Act. (more…)

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Impact Evaluation

Impact evaluation is a technique used to brainstorm by many successful individuals. It is a method that helps you to evaluate all of the negative impacts of any particular change that you may need to perform in your project. However, in spite of its effectiveness, it is rarely used by project managers, which is an enormous shame.

When you wish to analyse the impact of smaller decisions, it is fine to do this individually, as it may be troublesome to gather your entire team for smaller, insignificant matters. However, when it comes to major decisions that will affect the project in a number of ways, it is necessary to gather the whole team and discuss the negative impacts of the decision in detail. (more…)

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What is project planning?

Planning means that executives of a company study their objectives and actions in advance and determine actions not by hunches but through some method, plan or logic. All project planning is essential as it is an essential and integral part in the development of a project. No project can work without a project plan. All programming or planning establishes deadlines, delivery and availability of project resources, whether personnel, inventory or capital. Every manager of a particular business must establish strategically each activity to ensure that the project is carried out properly with minimal delays. Although this type of planning is not an exact process, not having a program ensures that a project will fail safely.

The key element in all project planning is experience. This entails establishing determined time to complete one task before moving to the next time. To set this duration, the incorporation of a person who has experience in performing this task is necessary. Another important aspect is planning throughout the completion of a plot, which is a graphical representation of the duration of tasks against the progression of time. Project managers can use the chart to plan each of the tasks at any level of detail you choose.

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New Book on Project Design and Development

Are you someone that is required to come up with projects often? A student, or a businessperson perhaps?

Maybe you are not required to create projects but are someone that has wanted to start up a project on their own.

Either way, this book is one that you absolutely need to read! In this book, we talk about project design, and the method in which you can successfully design a project. If your project design is substandard, then of course the outcome won’t be good! That’s why this book is a must-read.

What you’ll learn in this book:

– A basic outline as to how you should design a project
– How to come up with goals
– How to plan and design your research
– How to select team members and decide roles
– How to design the stages of the project
– The part that communication plays in project designing
– How to design a schedule

And so much more! Read on to change your life for the better!

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5 Best Project Management Books

1) Principles of Project Management Explained
Are you a busy project manager, or even just an employee that works on projects from time to time?

You work on projects regularly, yet you rarely feel one hundred percent satisfied with them, and you feel as if the feedback from others is never perfect…If that is the case, then this book is an absolute must-read to improve your career!

In this book, I discuss the principles of project management in a comprehensive and incredibly simple manner that will aid you in becoming the best at your job that you possibly can be.

What you’ll learn in this book:

The basics of project management
The different areas of project management, including:
Integration management, cost management, time management, quality management, risk management, etc.

Additional tips such as how to approach stakeholders for a project, how to create schedules and more!

Read on to get motivated and learn how to create projects that are absolutely amazing.

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2) Project Design Explained 

Are you someone that is required to come up with projects often? A student, or a businessperson perhaps?

Maybe you are not required to create projects but are someone that has wanted to start up a project on their own.

Either way, this book is one that you absolutely need to read! In this book, we talk about project design, and the method in which you can successfully design a project. If your project design is substandard, then of course the outcome won’t be good! That’s why this book is a must-read.

What you’ll learn in this book:

– A basic outline as to how you should design a project
– How to come up with goals
– How to plan and design your research
– How to select team members and decide roles
– How to design the stages of the project
– The part that communication plays in project designing
– How to design a schedule

And so much more! Read on to change your life for the better!

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The importance of saying no

Steve Jobs understood the importance of saying no in order to focus resources better. When Jobs returned to Apple in 1997, he cut many of the company’s products. At the time, Apple had 350 products it was marketing, but within a two-year period, Jobs reduced that number to a mere ten. His reasoning was that he wanted to be able to put the A-Team on each and every one of his company’s projects. Jobs realized that, in order to get the best results out of your company’s innovations, you need to avoid spreading your resources too thin so that each and every project can get the time and attention it deserves. In business, it is better not to do something at all than to do it halfway.

One thing to keep in mind when you are deciding which projects to hold off on or to abandon is that you need to consider what your company’s innovation goals are. That is, you need to understand if you’re looking for big breakthrough innovation or small incremental innovations. Either one is completely valid, but if you are to know when you need to say no to a new direction, you need to understand your company’s innovation goals. Are you going to put all your eggs into one basket and spend your time coming up with one breakthrough innovation? Some companies have successfully used breakthrough innovations to reinvent themselves and reinvigorate stock prices. The Apple iPhone is one breakthrough innovation that comes to mind. Or, are you going to investigate smaller, incremental innovations?

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Best Books on Project Management

Project Management Basics Explained

Project Management Basics Explained outlines the role and responsibilities of a project manager, as well as considering the qualities, characteristics and skills that make a project manager great. By the end, you should have a new respect for the role and a good understanding of the fundamental skills and principles that will guide you on your way. Whether you have just been handed your first project, you are a recent graduate looking to break into the field project management, you are considering a career change, or you are a seasoned experienced professional – reviewing project management basics can be hugely beneficial.

Lean Project Management Explained

The concepts that form the fundamental principles of Lean were initially developed by Taiichi Ohno in the creation of the venerated Toyota Production System (TPS). Ohno employed techniques such as jidoka (intelligent automation), Just-in-Time manufacturing, Kanban (visual ordering systems), kaizen (continuous improvement), and Heijunka (production balancing) to revolutionize production in Toyota’s vehicle manufacturing plants. In his book, The Machine that Changed the World, James Womack christened the TPS a ‘Lean’ system and the term has since been used to describe any manufacturing or operating system that utilizes a similar methodology. Lean helped Toyota race ahead of GM to take the top-spot in global vehicle manufacture, and it has since laid the foundation for phenomenal success in myriad companies and organizations.

Lean is extremely versatile, as can be seen in the profound effect it has had on the success of organizations in wide-ranging sectors of business – from manufacture to government administration. This versatility does not end with the overhaul of company cultures and production systems in different industry sectors. Lean can be adapted and utilized on a much smaller scale: project management.

Agile Project Management Explained

But what is exactly is ‘Agile Project Management’? And what is an ‘Agile team’? What makes an ‘Agile Project Manager’ different from a ‘traditional’ project manager? These are just some of the questions we’ll be answering within this book. We also want you to:

– Understand the variables and factors that have an impact on the overall implication and sustainability of your movement towards an Agile Project Management style
– Identify the main differences between management and leadership styles and behaviours and why going Agile could change your business for the better
– Recognise that Agile principles can be applied to any size business within any industry
– Learn how to move towards adopting an Agile Project Management style
– How to harness the power of Agile to save costs for small businesses

By the time you’ve finished, you’ll have a solid understanding of the Agile principles, the kinds of businesses that benefit from Agile Project Management, and how to successfully manage your business using the key Agile principles.

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