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Project Planning

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Before any project can be started a comprehensive plan must be put in place. It is not enough to just jump head first into your project. Careful planning backed by skill, effort, and care are essential if you want to achieve any success. This means comprehensive planning and detailing of every step and phase as well as all the tasks required to complete a project. One of the first and most important aspects in planning any project is time management. Too many times the lack of properly delegating enough time to get certain tasks done can mean the ultimate demise for your project. Another important factor in making sure everything goes well is using the resources you have available and also using them properly.

Any successful project usually gets a good boost if the planning is started months or sometimes years in advance. This way you will be sure to have all of your I’s dotted and T’s crossed. Identifying the proper person to handle these duties is essential because this person your “project manager” will be there from the very beginning to the very end. A good project manager will know every detail of the project and actually should know it better than the person who hired him or her. The manager should be able to analyze any and every problem that may crop up and be able to responsibly create a solution so the project can move forward. A quick and concise analysis can prove whether the work is on track or if more work needs to be done.

Once the various tasks are identified, experienced workers should be brought in to complete the necessary work. The interdependencies while working on these tasks are monumental because with just one slip up from one department the entire project could be in jeopardy. If the complete breakdown structure is in place however everything should be smooth sailing and your project should proceed with no problems.

Now that your project is in progress supervisors should be in place to monitor the entire process and report to the project manager. If any problems arise they should be easy to indentify and corrective action quickly taken so that the project can continue toward a successful completion.

If the following steps are done properly everyone involved in the process will be happy and have a prideful sense of accomplishment.