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10 Basics of Project Management

10 Basics of Project Management
By Olga Sa

I would like to share 10 basic tips from my own experience in project management that might help people new to the profession.

  1. Always keep the constraints of your project at the top of your mind.

    Any meeting that you are in, internal or external, every phone conversation you are having with the client, a hallway chat with a team member – you must know the project constraints: scope, time, budget, quality, risks, and reference any new information against these. The reason this is important is that if the client mentions a potential small delay for a relatively simple deliverable, you must do a quick mental check against the project constraints to assess potential impact. If a team member comes up to you to discuss an approach for the development of a relatively simple feature, you must reference their proposed implementation method against the constraints and raise a “pink” flag if you see any potential issues.

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