Archive | Project Managment

Completing a project

What do we do to wrap up the project? Winding a project down properly takes some time and planning. We need to make sure we have met the customer’s goals. If we have been communicating with the stakeholders through the whole process we should know where we are and what completion looks like. The final […]

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Handling the project change

“Plans are nothing; planning is everything.” Dwight D Eisenhower We plan our project out and usually when we first start implementing it we have to deal with a change or a setback. As in life, projects have to deal with constant change. Managing a project it is best to be ready to adapt to changes […]

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Project Management Skills

Project management requires various skills to excel at. We will discuss some of the crucial ones here. Some of these you may be lacking in, but with a little work you can sharpen your skills. Communication The skill of communication is used by nearly everyone on the planet daily. Managing a project to meet tight […]

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Running a project

Projects don’t run themselves. I know I have tried that. Early in my career before I understood project management and before I had heard of the term, I worked with a few developers to try to complete projects. There was three of us and we made a lot of assumptions of what we needed to […]

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Building a project

Building a project takes many different tasks. Each of them is important to getting the project done right. Estimation is an inexact science that we all must try. Then we need to understand the dependencies and the duration of each task. We finish with talking about how important good milestones are and what the critical path […]

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Planning a project

As we begin to get our project rolling we start to plan out the overall project.  We have set out what things are involved in the project at a high level and then we start to take each part and break it down. Breaking down the work We take each of our milestones or deliverables […]

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Starting a project

It is tempting when we begin a project to jump right in and start working on it. Similar to a developer who just starts coding this can create problems. On some smaller projects, you may be able to start with briefly assessing all these points but, it is still important to make sure you have them all covered. […]

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Project Management Basics

Project management is a crucial skill in any project’s success. As a developer, I have not always understood this. Then I worked in an organization where I was responsible for the management of the project. Some organizations make the developers do this, some have the Business Analyst do this, it just depends on. Project management […]

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Why do we need Project Management?

I have to admit I have not always understood how important project management is. The first few projects I worked on didn’t have a project manager and I was able to complete them. Then I started to work on some larger projects with more people involved and we had major issues meeting deadlines. There was […]

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