10 Tips For a Successful prince2 Project

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These days we are all busy and most of us do not have time to devote to this line of work. I would like to offer a few good tips for anyone who does not have the time and energy to get their project done well in time. As on a prince 2 course with training.

1.    There are actually two types of events, planned and unplanned. The planned is important so that you can adjust the actual process to fit the planned. For example, a company with a central communication team that runs several monthly conference calls often needs to adjust the conference call time accordingly to the time of year the conference calls are going to be run.

2.    Planning is about making choices.  If you don’t have a choice then you are not really planning.  You may need to decide on whether to get help with an aspect of the project or decide who is going to handle which part of the project.  No two people have the same specific workload. Plan the most difficult part of the project first and get it out of the way at the start.

3.    Take the more important aspects of a project and divide them up into smaller jobs.  Don’t try to tackle the bigger items right at the start and do them later as they come along. Or get one person to do the most important aspects of the project and check in on them every so often during the project.  The owner of the project may have other tasks to work on, so this check in will keep them on track.

4.    Whenever you are starting a new project you should spend a few hours deciding who will do what to keep things flowing smoothly.  This is a good time to get to know the other people that will be working on this project with you.

5.    Even though it is possible to nail down a time line for the final stages of a project, it doesn’t help to go into final details when things are still sorting it out.  When you finish an important phase, you have to evaluate the other things you have done and take action to correct the errors you uncovered.  This can take some time, but it is a part of the process.

6.    Project schedules are important to keep things on track.  You may be able to get things in focus, but if something is not properly in place, it means that the schedule will be out of sync.

7.    Make a list of all the tasks (chores) that are involved in the final stages of a project.  While this is not full proof of everything that needs to be done, it will give you a good idea of the issues you need to negotiate and evaluate.

8.    The most successful projects are those that are honest, clear and up front.  If you have other concerns or issues, be sure to mention it up front and make sure everyone knows their roles no matter what they are.

9.    Take a long hard look at the time and energy you provide for this project. If you are a people person and you can organize – perform you tasks in the most efficient way possible, and use your free time if you can.

10.    Get help from an Electronic Product Development company to write you up a Project milestones schedule.  This will provide you with the point of beginning the project and showing it to the other people working on your project.

11.    Consider having your project divided up into phases with the phase you will do first, second and so on.  This can also help you plan your time better and give you a sense of what needs to be completed in each phase of the project including what needs attention.

12.    Once you start a project I hope you utilize it to its full potential.  I would like to see something I started yield an obvious and a regular win in this list, but some projects are not quite that simple.  I would like to see more things get completed quick.  If you feel that you are not really starting to get things done, ask the people around you for help.  By sharing the burden and by asking for resources can make a difference.  Of Course you can also start your own project in an area you are familiar with and like, and assist it in the same manner that I assisted my own efforts to finish the Cappuccino Buzz Project.

13.    If you are looking at making a regular schedule for yourself, please make sure that you either do this for you or you outsource a strong project manager to help you manage the needed planning.  “You have to keep the project front-burner- Updates”

14.    Be sure to ask for a course.  Even though you are probably a great project leader, there are some other things for you to learn too.  This week I attended a Multi-Pawl.