As a Project Manager you need to manage every aspect of the projects you oversee, from resources and suppliers to project costs and equipment. To ensure you can stay on top of everything you must focus on what I call the 5 “DOs” or most important goals associated with project management.
Goal 1: DO it on Time
This is the most difficult project management goal to achieve because requirements usually change during the project and because the original timeline was probably optimistic in the first place.
To accomplish this goal, you need to manage your scope very carefully. Implement a change control process so that any changes to the scope are properly managed. Always keep your plan up to date, recording actual vs. planned progress. Identify any deviations from plan and fix them quickly.
Goal 2: DO it Under Budget
To make sure that your project costs don’t spiral, you…
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