Sara El Kareh
It is always hard to prepare a project. It begins easy and simple, and then you find yourself lost between resources, articles, statistics and endless information. You waste too much time and you don’t get to the target point. Instead of managing the project, it becomes controlling your actions and time.
Instead of drowning into this situation every time you are supposed to manage a project, no matter whether big or small, you must be ready and prepared in order to facilitate things for the whole team. In fact, the size of projects isn’t the problem; it’s the way you manage to handle it. After all, all projects are similarly processed. They have introductions, body part and then the target point. Below you can find some tips so you can always be ready to overcome all the fuss of managing a problem:
- Always have plans ready. Calculate the expected time required and the potential resources to be used. Check the deadline and plan things backward. This way, you will create a detailed schedule of all the process. Make sure you set the main purpose of the project and ensure to have everyone put in the picture. However, before all the above, you must know the reason behind this project, the message needed to be delivered, the person responsible for this particular project, the result of the project, the completion date and its costs.
- Based on the above, you must prioritize your work. Whatever you find not serving the needs of the project or complicating the process, just get rid of it and move to something else. You must resort to any person who you think can help, even if they have no relation or responsibility in the project. The most important thing is that you use your time, resources and capabilities efficiently.
- Communication plays an essential role while managing a project. Be involved in every step taken and let everyone be up-to-date with the progress. Make sure you are told about any issue or unexpected problem so you can find a solution as soon as possible.
- It is also important to maintain concentration on current work and the target results. Make sure your team doesn’t lose the main target and doesn’t miss the importance of sticking to the deadline.
Lead the project as it should be done. Take important decisions, change plans when needed and make sure everything is going according to the plan