After working as a design consultant on a major retail project over the last two years, I am still amazed how few clients realize the importance of great project management. It’s almost as if the design, the deliverables, the implementation are all that counts, with complete disregard of how an effective PM can make a major difference whether or not a project is finished on time, on budget.
Keith Robinson described in a recent piece his tips & tricks on how to make project management easy.
“Over the years I’ve learned to take what works and lose what doesn’t. This has left me with a surprisingly simple and easy to learn group of tricks, tips and methods related to project management that work better than anything I’ve read in a book or learned from a “real” project manager. Project management doesn’t have to be complicated or time consuming, in fact I’m arguing that it’s better if it’s not.”
“My approach, while tailored to the kind of projects I work on; design for Web, mobile, interaction, etc. should work for just about any project. Now I realize that there are projects out there that require a much more complicated level of planning, documentation and the like, but my guess is that even those could benefit from the simple and elegant project management methodology I like to use.”
“So, if you’ve got a few minutes, read on and hopefully I’ll give you a thought or two that’ll help you manage your projects better and easier. Read full article »