Project Management Basics
Managing a project or multiple projects can be challenging and rewarding at the same time.
During the course of my professional career, I have had the opportunity to manage and successfully implement thousands of projects.
They were all different in nature, with different backgrounds and demands.
Some had very little resources and were very pressures, others impacted lives of many people and had zero tolerance for mistakes etc.
However, they all had similar elements, similar characteristics and structures.
That’s because, all projects, anywhere in the world, in any background, go through the same stages and have the same structure and principles.
Every project has an identification stage, planning and design stage, implementation and monitoring stage and closure, evaluation stage.
They are all strictly directed towards achieving well-defined objectives within a well-defined period of time.
The process of learning and developing project management skills starts with a good approach towards understanding projects, project management methodology and principles.
My approach to project management is down to earth and simple.
Learning to manage projects does not start on a blank page. We all have skills and previous experiences in project creation and implementation.
We run projects every day, in our everyday life: A living room make over is a project.
We constantly find solutions to our problems through various projects.
This section is tailored to combine your natural talents as a project implementer with project management principles, theory and practice.
Find out more about project management in the following sections.
What is Project Management?
Project Management Life Cycle
Benefits of Project Management
Project Management Tools