Last Sunday I was invited to the 27th edition of Progressteron ” the development festival for women, to deliver a workshop on project management. This time (delivered a session during the previous edition) I have titled this 3 hour workshop:
Project Management in a nutshell – a few planning tools. In 3 hours you cannot really learn much about project management, but hopefully at least I had managed to inspire and motivate the delegates (not only women, we had one man) to further learning and exploring. In this post I would like to share 3 take
- Spend some time to discuss and agree your goal – remember it must
define goals/ objectives very often: project objectives, our personal goals
etc” And we all know they need to be SMART.
were very smart, even though we started from something like: motivate, develop an innovative product (not sure what we mean by “innovative” and is anyone going to buy it?) “,etc. And finally the consensus was reached: “Increase the profit of the English School to 20K PLN / month within one year”. Very smart, isn’t it?
Project management secrets You Can Use”. And the goal is the first secret: “No goal, no success”. Need to mention that had drafted my post a day before. Maybe it’s not the coincidence- Just a proof
that the goal is so important!
- Stakeholders? Who are they? What are their roles ? responsibilities & authorities?
- Projects are people – not equipment, materials or PERT diagrams!!!
knowledge and strict procedures, it uses key principles that everyone can use, regardless of your industry”.
matter if you plan your wedding, holidays, a new house, a family weekend or a
construction or a software project use planning techniques and have fun!