Project Management

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Project Management

It’s a common element of many workplace roles, yet something few of us have received any training for. Project management is one of those tasks that can undo us in an instant if no time is devoted to preparation, so it pays to ensure that anyone tasked with the responsibility of managing a small to medium sized project knows exactly what to expect and how to handle it with a calm head.

The key skills required to effectively manage a project are:

  • Planning & Preparing
  • Communication
  • Time Management
  • Multi-tasking
  • Attention to detail
  • Collaboration & Delegation
  • Flexibility & the ability to adapt to change
  • Risk taking
  • Dealing with challenges
  • Managing stress
  • Decision making
  • Monitoring & Reviewing Outcomes

In addition to skills, understanding certain key information will help make your project a success, namely:

  • A clear definition of the project which must include specific and tangible project goals or outcomes
  • The project parameters and considerations
  • A template for your project plan

So, if one of your team is about to embark on a new project, setting them up with the right skills and the key information will go a long way to ensuring your project is a success and not a flop.

Read more about some of the specific skills mentioned in this article below:

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