Project management comes naturally to some, but others must work hard to ensure their projects are completed correctly. What makes some managers better than others? Well, it starts with organization. A person who is well organized can accomplish much more than those who are not. Project management software is a great place to start but it is not the only thing that a good project manager has under their hat. Here is part 3 of our 25 quick tips to make any project a success, where we are giving you the third set of 5 tips so you to can achieve project success with every project you are managing. Look forward to the next 5 quick tips next week and if you missed last weeks tips, look here.
11. Risk Plan
There are always going to be bumps in the road. Make sure to have a risk plan in place. When these bumps occur, have a plan that can quickly take care of them. Always set aside funds and people to handle any issues that arise.
12. Involve Customers
In some projects, a customer can be a big source of help. Regardless of what the project, remember the customer. If there is any way to get them involved, it can only help to ensure it is geared toward that crowd.
13. Teach the Team To Work Together
Some people are natural at working as a team. Others require a bit of work as they have a more independent nature. The project manager needs to teach people how to work together. This can be done through team building exercises and group activities. Don’t think it is a waste of time to get the team in sync. It will only save money in the long run.
14. Make Sure to Keep Supplies Stocked
If the project has a specific set of supplies needed, make sure the team always has these supplies on hand. Running out of supplies can equal downtime. Any downtime is going to cut into the profits. Make sure that the supplies are always stocked, and the team needs nothing.
15. Keep Communication Open
The project manager, upper management, and team players should all have open communication. They should be able to quickly and easily discuss how they feel or what is going on in the project. If communication fails, the project can go downhill.
Make ANY Project A Success
As you can see, these third 5 quick tips to project success are always pretty simple and easy to understand. This once again, reiterates the fact that there is no complicated formula or the need for years of schooling to achieve project success. You just have to keep an eye on things like communication, supplies, customers, while making sure to have your team working together. If you want to manage a successful project and take what we showed you in the first 5 project management tips, second 5 project management tips and layer in these third 5 tips, you will be so far ahead of the game that people will start taking notice of your project management skills.