To manage projects from start to finish can be a daunting task, especially if you’re not a certified project management professional. Does “hammock activity”, “prince2” or “critical path” ring any bells? No? Then this practical guide is for you (no vague or abstract stuff included). Actually there are many people who lead and manage all sorts of projects and they aren’t even called “project managers”.
It also happens sometimes to find ourselves in a project manager position with very little or no experience in managing projects. If that’s your situation, this practical guide is meant to help you get the engine started and at least make sure your project is on – what you believe to be – the right track. We’ll take a look at every detail (and see how Paymo can help along).
You (really) need a plan to manage projects
Every project has a planning part, but in this case I’m referring at the big picture and not a specific part of the project. The first thing you need to do is understand and visualize the final product by asking some important questions: