Project management for beginners

Do you want to learn the basics of project management? The Intelligo Solutions training programme is a great place to start.

The programme teaches foundational skills and competencies and prepares students to “undertake or support project management activities.”

Highlighted are the 6 elements of effective project management according to Intelligo Solutions:

1. Organization

Organizational skills are critical in terms of scheduling, prioritizing and allocating tasks for the project. Contributing to the identification, description and analysis of the project needs, expectations, constraints, assumptions, exclusions, inclusions and deliverables.

2. Consistency

This refers to the need for consistent processes and standards to achieve quality. Learning to perform practices consistently and repetitively will ensure that the same level of quality and standards are applied across all projects

3. Problem solving

Project managers should have the ability to determine the cause of a problem and take decisive remedial steps as well as collaborating with other team members to improve performance. Team dynamics may include but is not limited to team goals, priorities, roles, structure, formality, communication channels, flexibility, cohesion, skill levels, trust, conflict, relationships and climate.

4. Transparency

This refers to the knowledge or insight that leads to the accurate allocation of resources. Transparency ensures that the costs and progress of a project are sufficiently monitored. Processes and sub-processes may include but are not limited to initiating, planning, controlling, execution, close out processes, budgeting, approval, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, elementary risk identification, analysis, quantification, time management, risk management, quality management, resources management, communication management, scope management, contract management and supplies management. 

5. Flexibility

Every project is different. Flexibility points to the ability to adapt to unique portfolio and project requirements.

6. Communication skills

It is important to be able to express project needs or concerns clearly and honestly. Communicating deadlines or challenges during a project can ease the process and give stakeholders direction at crucial times. Project managers shouldbe adept at describing and explaining a range of project schedule control processes and techniques and demonstrating an understanding of the criteria for working as a member of a team.

Once completed graduates will be equipped to join a project management team, provide administrative support during a project or assist the project manager on large projects.
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By Cindy Payle - Portal Publishing

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