By Tom Kendrick PMP
Inspite of a great undertaking administration software in position, difficulties can come up to derail your team's labor. the very last thing you wish within the warmth of conflict is educational thought. you wish field-proven fixes, functional solutions to pressing questions, and straightforward ideas for navigating round stumbling blocks. "101 venture administration difficulties and the way to unravel Them" explores a variety of those real-world demanding situations, together with how one can: maintain a venture heading in the right direction regardless of unavoidable interruptions; hinder unreliable outdoor collaborators from jeopardizing the total undertaking; deal with undertaking groups who've very little undertaking administration adventure; make up for misplaced time with out slicing corners; and reach the face of threatened finances cuts. jam-packed with plan-ahead innovations in addition to on-the-fly recommendations, this beneficial advisor is the final word venture adviser and on-the-job troubleshooter in a single!
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Never allow small problems to develop into irresolvable quagmires, as they will rapidly become in high-pressure projects. Continuity of stafﬁng is critical on this sort of project, so strongly resist, and enlist support from your sponsor to block, all attempts to change or to reduce the stafﬁng of the project as it proceeds. Planning the Work On short projects, planning must be intense and effective. To minimize distractions, consider working off-site, and if you have any geographically distant contributors, do whatever you need to do to enable them to participate in person for project planning.
If such templates are not available, schedule a fast-track planning session with at least part of the staff likely to be involved with the project, and as you develop the project documents, retain shadow copies that can be used as templates for future similar projects. Small projects are also often cross functional and may have few, if any, contributors assigned full-time. To be successful with this kind of project, you must involve the sponsor and other key stakeholders with planning. Work to understand the reasons why the project matters, and during the planning communicate why the people who initiated the project think it is important.
As the change project’s objectives come into focus, consider the relationship between project management and the overall project goals. Identify how your current project management practices support the desired changes. Also consider possible project management process improvements that could be integrated into the overall changes. Integrating Project Management into the New ‘‘To Be’’ Processes As the new processes are deﬁned for the organizational change, identify any proposed modiﬁcations that relate to project management.
101 Project Management Problems and How to Solve Them: Practical Advice for Handling Real-World Project Challenges by Tom Kendrick PMP