Published on March 12, 2014
InterQuest Group’s 5 Top Tips for Effective Task Project Management
TIP 1: DEFINE OBJECTIVES Before starting the project you should always make sure that you have a thorough understanding of stakeholder expectations and that all parties are in agreement of exactly what the project’s main objectives are. You should establish measurable success criteria, including deadlines, budgets, and kpi’s. Make sure all the project’s details are fully understood to create the foundations for a project plan. WHAT I WILL DO...
TIP 1: IDENTIFY REQUIREMENTS It is important to have a full understanding of the skills and resources required to achieve these. Keep the project’s goals and tasks in mind when assembling the project team, ensuring that your team is equipped with the necessary skills and expertise. When deﬁning your project with stakeholders it is important to have a clear understanding of the resources and personnel likely to be required to achieve all goals.
TIP 3: SET MILESTONES Identify the key milestones in your project. Plan your project with four key sections in mind: initiation, planning, execution and closure. Consider the timeframes within these and the different tasks that each section requires of you and your team. Planning each step of your project in advance will help you to ensure that each section is completed correctly and on schedule. 2M 1M
TIP 4: MANAGE RISKS Identifying potential risks at the beginning is a great way of ensuring that problems do not arise during your project. This way, if problems do arise you and your team will know how to respond to them. Evaluate the potential risk and consult the other members of the project team, taking all risks into account when setting deadlines and managing the expectations of stakeholders.
TIP 5: COMMUNICAATION IS KEY 2-way communication plays a vital part in managing any project. Ensure that you are managing communication so that you are fully aware of everything happening in your project. Also, ensure that the project team are fully aware of all activity in the project relevant to them – this way no one will be working blindly. Hold regular meetings to update on the different aspects of the project to ensure that everyone is in regular communication and on the same page with the latest activity within each task.
For more tips on professional development and to see all of our latest opportunities, connect with the InterQuest Group InterQuest Group plc is a specialist IT and analytics recruitment group providing contract and permanent services within niche disciplines globally. The Group is divided into specialist businesses, with each one aligned to one of the following market sectors, Finance, Retail, Public Sector, Not for Proﬁt or in an area of technology such as testing, analytics, ERP or digital. These are augmented by other businesses specialising in services which span the various vertical niches - such as recruitment outsourcing or executive search and selection. As specialists in contract, permanent IT and analytics recruitment, the InterQuest Group trades as distinctly branded, individual, specialist recruitment businesses.
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