Having understood your goals, our project managers make them their vision. They don’t just resort to the obvious (delivering on time, on budget, within scope) but always maintain focus on your needs – usually exceeding expectations while they’re at it.
Cost ManagementUsed wisely, it always pays; but it pays most when conditions are at their worst.
Beware the Unintended
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes
Quality ManagementHaving good quality NEVER cost the organization anything – only poor quality does.
Interview: Ainstainer. Poor quality of software
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
Communication ManagementIf project staff do not know what their tasks are, or how to accomplish them, then the entire project will grind to a halt. If you do not know what the project staff are (not) doing then you will be unable to monitor project progress. And if you are uncertain of what the customer expects of you, then the project will not even get off the ground.
Building sustainable cities - and a sustainable future - will need open dialogue among all branches of national, regional and local government. And it will need the engagement of all stakeholders - including the private sector and civil society, and especially the poor and marginalized.
Time ManagementKnowing when things will be ready and keeping to this schedule can truly make or break the long-term success of this project. If your time management system requires a flowchart, it is probably too complicated for everyday use.
Set a Deadline
I write for a radio show that, no matter what, will go on the air Saturday at five o'clock central time. You learn to write toward that deadline, to let the adrenaline pick you up on Friday morning and carry you through, to cook up a monologue about Lake Wobegon and get to the theater on time.
Scope ManagementSo what if we add a few hours here and there? Does it make such a big difference? Oh, yes it does. If the stakeholders know they can add functionality or make changes to the time line without any repercussions, they will continue to do it.
Flex Your Risk Muscle
Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you very far
Risk ManagementMitigating risk is not about being afraid of the unknown.
It is about knowing about risks before they arise. Would you rather not know, or be prepared for the worst? A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. Marcus Garvey
Look to the Past
A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.