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Secret recipe to successful project management

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by BAK, May 13, 2009.

  1. BAK

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    SECRET RECIPE TO SUCCESSFUL PROJECT MANAGEMENT

    PROJECT MANAGEMENT IS NOT A ROCKET SCIENCE (LETS GET THAT OUT OF THE WAY IN THE BEGINNING ITSELF). IF MATHEW CAN MANAGE PROJECTS, ANYONE CAN MANAGE PROJECTS. DURING MATHEW’S PROJECT MANAGEMENT TRAINING SESSIONS, HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN ASKED WHAT THE “SECRET RECIPE” TO SUCCESSFULLY MANAGING A PROJECT WAS?? MATHEW ALWAYS FELT THAT ASKING THIS QUESTION IS LIKE ASKING, "WHAT WOMEN WANT"?? IS THERE ANYONE WHO CAN CLAIM TO KNOW THAT?? HAHAHA

    SIMILAR TO THE EFFORT OF TRYING TO KEEP THE WOMEN IN YOUR LIFE HAPPY, PROJECT MANAGEMENT ALSO IS A HIT-N-TRIAL PROCESS; A PROCESS OF APPLYING YOUR TALENT, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, TOOLS & TECHNIQUES TO THOSE PLANNED ACTIVITIES THAT YOU KNOW WILL HELP ACHIEVE YOUR PREDEFINED PROJECT OBJECTIVES.

    ALTHOUGH MATHEW DOES NOT DARE TO CLAIM THAT HE KNOWS THE "SECRET RECIPE" TO SUCCESSFUL PROJECT MANAGEMENT; HOWEVER, IF MATHEW IS TO DRAW A COMPARISON BETWEEN ‘TRYING TO MANAGE A PROJECT’ AND ‘TRYING TO MANAGE THE WOMEN IN YOUR LIFE’, YOU WILL NOTICE THAT IT BOILS DOWN TO THE FOLLOWING BASICS:

    1. APPLY COMMON SENSE TO YOUR PROJECT WHILE MANAGING IT. (GOES FOR THE WOMEN IN YOUR LIFE ALSO);

    2. TAKE TIME TO UNDERSTAND YOUR PROJECT. (GOES FOR THE WOMEN IN YOUR LIFE ALSO);

    3. REALIZE THAT EACH PROJECT IS UNIQUE AND HAS ITS OWN UNIQUE NEEDS. (GOES FOR THE WOMEN IN YOUR LIFE ALSO);

    4. BE READY TO DEVOTE THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF TIME ON YOUR PROJECT. (GOES FOR THE WOMEN IN YOUR LIFE ALSO);

    5. RESPECT IT AND BE PATIENT WITH YOUR PROJECT. (GOES FOR THE WOMEN IN YOUR LIFE ALSO);

    6. BE AWARE OF YOUR ENVIRONMENT AND KEEP YOUR PROJECT AWAY FROM DANGER. (GOES FOR THE WOMEN IN YOUR LIFE ALSO);

    7. NEVER HOLD BACK WHEN IT COMES TO SPENDING MONEY ON YOUR PROJECT FOR THE RIGHT REASONS. (GOES FOR THE WOMEN IN YOUR LIFE ALSO);

    8. DON’T BLINDLY IMPOSE YOUR DECISIONS ON YOUR PROJECT. MAKE SUGGESTIONS RATHER. (GOES FOR THE WOMEN IN YOUR LIFE ALSO);

    9. DON’T FORGET TO CELEBRATE YOUR PROJECT SUCCESS. (GOES FOR THE WOMEN IN YOUR LIFE ALSO).

    BOTTOM LINE, SINCE EACH PROJECT (WOMEN) IS UNIQUE IN ITS (HER) NATURE AND NEEDS YOU TO BE PATIENT ENOUGH TO UNDERSTAND AND SPEND TIME WITH IT (HER); THERE IS NO “SECRET READY-TO-USE RECIPE” TO SUCCESSFULLY MANAGING IT (HER). EACH PROJECT (WOMEN) NEEDS FOR YOU TO MAKE AN EFFORT TO FIGURE OUT WHAT WORKS BEST FOR IT (HER). JUST REMEMBER; ONCE YOU FIGURE OUT THE WAY, DO NOT MAKE THE MISTAKE OF TRYING TO BLINDLY REPEAT IT ON THE NEXT ONE (LIKE ONE WOULD TEND TO DO WITH A SCIENTIFIC FORMULA). GO BACK TO BASICS (POINT 1) BECAUSE IN THE SIMPLEST OF WORDS; PROJECT MANAGEMENT IS NOTHING BUT THE APPLICATION OF COMMON SENSE (THE FACT THAT COMMON SENSE IS NOT COMMON IN TODAY'S WORLD IS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT TOPIC ALTOGETHER).
     
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