SMB CEOs – if you want to get things done within your company, you need to set every goal as a project, and projects need to be managed for the best results. Let’s explore project management benefits, shall we?
On a contrary to what people believe, project management is not only about new product launch or customers’ orders.
Let’s define “project”: It’s a temporary group activity designed to produce a unique product, service or result (source.)
Launching a new store is a project. Recruiting new employees is a project. Improving your IT system is a project.
As you can see, everything needs to be considered as projects. And for the projects to be carried out in effective and efficient manner, you need to manage them.
Enter project management
Project management is all about planning, organizing, motivating and managing resources, procedures and protocols to achieve goals. The aim of project management is to achieve all project goals in the most effective and efficient manner.
There are 5 benefits of project management:
With uncertainties that surround us, updates to your plan are often required. Obstacles on a certain part of your plan might require you to “reroute” and pursue other paths. In another case, you might discover better ways to complete the projects – this need to be adopted.
2. Get everyone to involve right from the start
Project management puts team members on the same page right from the start. They know what’s going on with the project and are welcomed to suggest on anything.
3. Get the big picture of your ongoing projects
Perhaps the biggest benefit project management can offer is the ability to take the bird’s eye view on the whole project. Tools like Gantt chart can show you the start and finish date of your project, as well as allowing you to look at the relationship between activities.
4. Enforce communication
Changes are often inevitable, and, as I mentioned above, an update to your plan is often necessary. Project management allows every involved project member to get informed about the changes. Not only involved parties, communication to other departments can also be enforced.
5. Better resource management and allocation
Project management allows you to allocate your resource better, in such a way that you can keep your project under budget and get it delivered before the deadline. The excess budget can be then used for future projects.
Use project management software to tap on the benefits
Software like Comindware Project for project management can help you to deliver the benefits of project management.
With features like predictive Gantt chart and priority-based planning, you can work toward your objectives – and adapt to changes quickly – without worrying about resource allocation calculations.
Extra to managing projects, Comindware excellently designed their product to enforce collaboration among team members, in such a way that no important information get unnoticed.