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6 tips to succeed in your projects

Darryl Bachmeier Apr 25, 2019 Project-Management

Currently, most of the strategic initiatives of organizations are materialized through projects. According to the statistics published by the PMI at PMI’s Press of the Profession in March 2013, there is still a high percentage of projects that do not reach their objectives or that are canceled during execution. This generates that the organizations lose money and their motivation in the implementation of the same ones. I know that there are no magic recipes, but during my time as a project manager, and multiple talks with my colleagues, I have identified some practices that can reduce the gap of failed projects or that do not meet their objectives. Below I share what I have called the 6tips to succeed in projects: Associate it to a strategic objective Every project must seek a benefit for the organization, so it is recommended that they are aligned to a strategic objective, clearly defined...

Single-tasking and the Myth of Multitasking Productivity

Darryl Bachmeier Apr 24, 2019 Productivity

If your work routine involves endless to-do lists, if during your day you jump from branch to branch trying to do a little of each thing to meet all your demands, if you have the feeling that everything important was to yesterday, then maybe it’s time to stop to gauge how you’re working. The attempt to do several things at the same time (“multitasking” in the English term, which does not have a version like this in Portuguese) is very seductive. The notion that we will be able to do more during the day is extremely seductive, and we will do anything to make us believe we will gain a little bit more from this scarce commodity. However, today it is known that the idea that you can do several things at once is a myth. The doctor in psychology Jim Taylor (a doctor himself, those with Ph.D. in the...

Project management the Scrum method

Darryl Bachmeier Apr 24, 2019 Project-Management

The methodology that Scrum proposes for the management of business projects is based on partial deliveries prioritized according to the benefit that it is going to report to the client or the company. For organizations, project management is at the same time one of the most complex and important processes for the unity of your business. It is not just about dedicating more economic resources but to acquire the necessary knowledge, make a correct optimization of the time spent and have a management and coordination of our work teams. Without a good planning of time or tasks, the management of tasks ends up consuming too many resources, and what is even worse, wasting our time and the rest of the people that make up our team, causing even lack of motivation and involvement in the workforce of work. How was the SCRUM methodology born? In the 1980s, to make project...

Manage your projects with the Kanban method

Darryl Bachmeier Apr 23, 2019 Project-Management

When it comes to project management , you can do it in the way that is most comfortable for you. However, today we are going to talk about Kanban, a method that will help you simplify and improve processes. The Kanban method is a way of working to manage projects, which is characterized by being simple to use, and updatable. It also serves to lead the development of work, in an effective and productive way. One of the challenges we face the most during the development of a project is the coordination of the teams and try to complete all the proposed tasks. However, most times we have problems with its management. This is where the Kanban method has its use. It does not focus so much on the speed at which tasks are performed, but rather the quality of these is more important. Kanban comes from Japanese, which means...

Leadership in project management roles and work team

Darryl Bachmeier Apr 22, 2019 Project-Management

The roles in a project are crucial; they must be clearly defined and may vary depending on the work we have planned to do. Everything depends on the structure you have planned, which has to adapt to the complexity and type of project you are working on. To adapt it, the person responsible for it must be ordered. In addition, the structure must match the policies of the company and the particular conditions of the project, such as the number of workers available, time, or the complexity of it. In project management, it is important to know how to identify the roles, authority, and responsibilities of each person. It is also necessary that the duties and functions of each employee, are well informed, clear and well defined from the beginning of the project if we want it to come out correctly. It is advisable to check the structure periodically, to...

Objectives and associated costs of project management

Darryl Bachmeier Apr 21, 2019 Project-Management

Before starting with project management, it is essential to previously establish the objectives we want to achieve and analyze the costs derived from this strategy. Objectives and challenges of project management During the management of a project, it is necessary to have some objectives, and normal to find some challenges during the process. That’s why it’s important to know what they are, so you avoid making several mistakes when it’s time to organize your project. Objectives:It is important that the objectives of project management are coherent and aligned with the interests of the organization. It is also important that they are measurable, in quality, quantity, time and cost. The main objectives of the company are for optimal project management : Provide an address Realize the plans that have been organized Focus on the results Find ways to motivate staff Prioritize and organize Inform about the purpose of the project Recognize...

Project Leader Hero or villain in project management

Darryl Bachmeier Apr 20, 2019 Project-Management

Profile of the Project Leader The Project Leader is the one that molds and shapes the structure of each group. With his leadership, the leader can get to form groups of people who manage to function as a real work team. The leader based on the motto divides and reigns, governs with great success the working group but does not produce a team capable of achieving success, only groups people to perform a specific task. The good leader with his actions develops work teams, using the right mix of loyalty, motivation, and confidence that every human being needs to believe and undertake in pursuit of group objectives. The project leader has to manage all the project stakeholders; lead, direct, coordinate with your work team; plan, organize, monitor and evaluate the progress and results of the project; communicate, solve problems, motivate, direct and attend meetings, interact with clients; hiring, supervising, promoting...

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