Pro-Tip – Poor Planning?

Everyone can use a little help from a designated professional
Everyone can use a little help from a designated professional

Developed by the Project Management Institute (PMI), the five phases of project management include conception and initiation, planning, execution, performance/monitoring, and project close.

Project planning is often used to organize different areas of a project, including project plans, work loads and the management of teams and individuals. The logical dependencies between tasks are defined using an activity network diagram that enables identification of the critical path.

A standard project typically has the following four major phases (each with its own agenda of tasks and issues): initiation, planning, implementation, and closure. Taken together, these phases represent the path a project takes from the beginning to its end and are generally referred to as the project “life cycle.”

In brief, project management objectives are the successful development of the project’s procedures of initiation, planning, execution, regulation and closure as well as the guidance of the project team’s operations towards achieving all the agreed upon goals within the set scope, time, quality and budget standards.

What problems have you faced during the project?

  • Poor Planning? This includes:
  • Not prioritizing effectively
  • Not having a proper business plan,
  • Not breaking down the development into phases.

Poor Planning… Lack of Leadership?

If the Project Manager lacks the relevant business/management expertise this will lead to poor decision making.

Poor planning leads to issues!

The only way to start is by identifying issues and collecting them in a document, so that you can start to respond and track progress resolving them.

  • Report Promptly. Timing is important
  • Log Issues
  • Assign Actions
  • Monitor Progress
  • Assess Impact
  • Approve Resolution
  • Close It Out.

3 Types of Goals in Project Management

These goals measure efficacy, productivity, and success.

The project management life cycle is usually broken down into four phases: initiation, planning, execution, and closure. These phases make up the path that takes your project from the beginning to the end.


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When it comes to managing the different aspects of your business, an IT consultant can help with many different facets. As a business leader, you are in charge of all aspects of your business. You may have to tend to many different things you would rather not have to. This may include, being the administrator, salesperson, marketing lead, and even in charge of Information Technology (IT). Taking one or more of these jobs that don’t quite relate directly to your business can help you focus on the things that matter most.

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