6 Steps to Successful Projects
In an economic environment where everything is clicking smoothly, we sometimes forget to plan sufficiently. 2020 may prove to be a turning point in planning. If you aren’t planning ahead sufficiently AND properly, you may find yourself in a bit of a pickle, to use a technical phrase.
Whether you’re running a for-profit or a nonprofit business, an ability to organize efforts and initiatives is a necessary skill to achieve success, especially in today’s environment. Effectively executing efforts and accomplishing goals requires planning and coordination among team members. With a process in place to guide you, you will become more adept at moving projects from start to finish adeptly. The following tips from our friends at the Jacksonville Business Journal will help you create a roadmap that can help you whenever embarking on any new project.
A Six Step Guide to Successful Project Management
It’s true that there are many steps you can take to seeing your way to a successful conclusion. However, the following six items may get you on your way.
- DEFINE YOU GOAL AND GET BUY-IN FROM ALL PROJECT
As you do this, you will want to determine each team member’s role and responsibilities. In this step, also consider how the project will affect your company and how you'[J measure the project’s impact.
- DETERMINE THE PROJECT DELIVERABLES
What key tasks do team members need to accomplish to move the project along the path to completion? You’ll also need to identify which deliverables depend on other deliverables, so you can establish a timeline.
- LIST THE RESOURCES YOU WILL NEED
Assess what you will need regarding budget, person-hours and tools to complete the project.
- SET A TIMELINE AND IDENTIFY MILESTONES TO MARK
After knowing what needs to be done and by whom, create target completion dates for your project deliverables. In your timeline, identify interim goals (“milestones/I) that can serve as major landmarks along the way.
- DEFINE THE COLABORATIVE PROCESS
Determine how often your team members will meet as a group to report their progress and share any challenges that might prevent them from fulfilling their deadlines. Schedule your meetings well in advance to ensure participation.
- SELECT A TOOL TO HELP YOU STAY ORGANIZED
A variety of online tools exist that can help you manage projects. Some are more intuitive than others, so assess your team members’ comfort level with the technology involved before choosing what you will use.
Parker Associates is involved with ensuring businesses and projects are as successful as possible. With our proven approach backed by a combined nearly 100 years of experience in our executive team, we have a track record of success that is unparalleled in the industry. It’s what we do. If you need assistance with your business in any way, contact Parker Associates and PTC Computer Solutions. We are ready to help.
David WB Parker is a principal of Parker Associates of Jacksonville, Florida, marketing consultants to the real estate industry; President of PTC Computer Solutions, IT Specialist, and an active real estate sales professional with Barclay’s Real Estate Group based in Jacksonville, FL. He is also a principal partner of the REMA Team of professionals. He can be reached at 904-607-8763 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.