Everything you need to know about Project Management

Project Management
July 21, 2016

What is Project Management?

Project Management is the process of applying knowledge, technology, experience and skills to reach the project’s objectives.

There are different steps, tools and methodologies used in Project Management to deliver the project successfully. This article provides a quick introduction and basic information about Project Management.

Project Management steps:

steps

Project initiation and discussion:

This phase is all about what the client needs. The PM sits down with the client and finds out their vision. A mutual understanding is key to achieving middle ground when it comes to these discussions.

The process of discussing and determining the nature and extent of the project through the understanding of the work environment and ensuring full control of all needed requirements.

 

Project planning:

Once the PM has reached an understanding with the client. It is time to establish the necessary details needed for the project to reach its goal successively.

It includes planning to ensure compatibility between time, cost, and resources with the work wanted to be done, taking into consideration risk factors.

 

Project design and development:

It is time for the project to come to life!

The PM chooses a qualified team of developers and designers devoted to serving the project’s requirements. This team chosen not only must understand the ins and outs of the objectives of the project, but also come forth with their own ideas on how to achieve them.

The implementation phase of any project is the trickiest, that’s why the PM’s management can truly make or break any project’s progress. The right communication, understanding and organizing are a PM’s best friends.

 

Project testing and quality control:

The process of monitoring the implementation stages and the initial output.

At this point…

The client’s feedback is more than crucial. Making sure the PM and the client are on the same page when it comes to implementation makes all the difference.

Agile Methodology, which our very own Code95 Project Managers use, ensures that with every phase of implementation, the client’s feedback is put into action.

 

Project delivery:

A PM’s favorite phase!

This process includes finishing and officially delivering the project, which means the client accepting the work that has been done.

Not only is there a sigh of relief from the Project Management team, but there also a huge smile on the client’s face.

A client’s satisfaction with the project delivered should always be the number 1 priority for the PM.

 

Project Management software:

These are the basic tools and software Project Managers use.

Zoho:

A project management software that gives the opportunity to 15 million user to work online.

Basecamp:

A project management tool used to ease the process of communication in projects.

Bitrix24:

A projects management solution used in social networking and managing knowledge, communication and workflow.

Slack:

A cloud-based tool used to collect all communication from messaging, archiving, etc… in one place.

 

Project Management methodology:

Agile:

It is the method in which the project is divided into small modules; each module includes weekly or monthly sprints. At the end of every sprint, the progress of the project is evaluated and tested before moving to the next sprint.

This method helps in discovering if there are mistakes in the performance, to add anything wanted by the client and to keep the client updated with the progress of the project.

The Agile method allows the option to rewrite or make changes to the initial plan, that’s why Code95 is using the Agile method in managing projects.

 

Six Sigma:

It is a method used to improve and reach the complete perfection of the project. Six Sigma is used to achieve the wanted results through measuring, analyzing and controlling the development performing of the project.

 

Waterfall:

It is considered a sequential design process and life cycle of developing a project. It consists of phases taken in order to implement and deliver the project. Once you finish a phase you automatically move to the next phase without turning back.

 

Kanban:

It is a method designed to organize and manage the project development. The project manager uses a board to describe the project tasks, and determine “to do”, “doing” and “done” tasks. This method increases the opportunity of collaboration between the team members together to accomplish the project.

Rana Ghareeb

Rana Ghareeb is a Code95 Content Writer, who loves writing about Marketing and Business. Books and pens are her best companions as writing is the place where she satisfies her passion for conveying her voice...

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