How to stay on target with your Project -
A brief introduction to managing your project
Now you have planned your Project you now need to manage
the project's progress and not let all your efforts go to waste.
The things you can do to help the project reach a
successful end is to:
Closely monitor the project’s progress and monitor
the quality of the work done
Keep the lid on unnecessary changes to your project
Actively manage the risks you have identified that
could impact your project
Regularly review everything - plans, risks,
assumptions, constraints, issues to ensure you are
staying on target
Look after your team and keep them informed.
Communication is key to ensure all activities are
carried out and everything is delivered on time.
Also to ensure that everyone has the same perception
as to what is to be delivered as well as when
Stay in touch with the key people - Stakeholders,
the Project Team and the Project Board. Create a
communications plan (planning what information should be sent
to whom and when. Which should include planned
announcements to the business). Agree and include when updates,
announcements and project progress reports
should be issued and stick to the plan.
You might want to have the Project independently
reviewed or Health Checked. Particularly if there has
been significant changes or if you have any particular
concerns. Some companies set up a project support team
to carry out this function but this is not always
necessary it depends on the size or how significant the
To sum up, the key to
keeping your project on target is therefore, to
continually check and monitor the progress of your
project against your project plan. And keep interested
parties informed of progress.
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