Getting the essentials for Project Management is, well just simply essential. If you don’t get all the basic essential things correct and in place – then quite simply you’ll never succeed as a Project Manager. We spend quite bit of time here at Enterprise-PM making sure that you’ve got all the latest tips, tools and techniques to keep on top of your game as a Project Manager – but what about those considering a career as a Project Manager or those that are just starting out in their Project Management careers? Well, we hope this will help those people in particular with our essentials for PM.
Your worth as a Project Manager will be determined by how effective you are at the job. It really isn’t a question of how well qualified you are, what your experience is or even how many hours you put – the only true measure of how effective you are is all about getting the job done on time and in budget. However, there are three caveats to those two things in that to be truly effective you must also ensure – they are that the project is completed according to the standard(s) required, which means you show effective planning for the project and then the effective management of the tasks to be completed in order to deliver the project as a whole. As a newbie to Project Management your question here, now, should be – how will you achieve all these things?
Becoming an effective PM.
Hard work alone will not enable you to become an effective PM, as you must be able to communicate your desires and plans to those responsible for delivering the various parts of the project. This basically means that you have to have tremendous human resources skills whereby you can manage others by influencing them rather than dominating them, inspiring them to share in your vision and empowering them to work with confidence and to their fullest capacity. Having the interpersonal skills to accomplish those things takes time and requires a high level of visibility from you in the workplace. Ultimately that means that you have less time to spend in the office yourself – which in turn means you must make the very best use of all the modern Project Management technology and tools available to you. So, if you aren’t already an expert or qualified user of things like PERT diagrams, CPM, GNATT charts etc – then find out now about online courses for Project Managers that will teach you the essentials of Project Management using those and similar tools and technology.