We start our careers and build up our professional experience and depending on the needs of the company we are in or even if we are starting out on our own, depending on our skill-set and our personal drive we get thrust into roles we knew nothing about and ask to deliver value to our companies, to our customers, to ourselves. Regardless of your current role, there is often the need to plan and oversee a project, you struggle to do the work at hand, you try and do our best and eventually succeed, usually the hard way, learning by doing. In our quest to professional growth; knowledge, guidance and support are your benefactors.
Through-out my professional career I’ve come to find various sources of information that I’d like to share to aspiring project managers who are looking for a starting point. In this article, I am going to provide a brief step by step introduction to project management. This will follow closely Richard Newton’s ‘Project Management Step by Step: How to Plan and Manage a Highly Successful Project’ . Which provides a clear and concise step-by-step process on how to structure, monitor and finish a project. I will use the book as a guide, coupled with my own personal experience in project management. (more…)