Managing projects

This training aims to assist project managers with getting projects completed through a step 

Learning outcome

Can the eight sequential steps be used by day-to-day office managers?

These eight steps have been commonly used in the project management industry for a very long time and simply because they are a good way of assisting project managers on their projects. Application of these steps not only play as a guideline or checklist for project managers on the projects that they embark on but rather a way of ensuring they are on the right track with the needs of the project. In some of the steps the manager is required to determine if sub-contractors will be needed for the project, planning of the costs as well, controlling of WIP (work in progress) through various ways, team building of the project team and even take corrective action when needed.  For managers to apply these steps they need to understand the extent of the project and the needs that the project may have. Each step within the model is designed to find out certain information pertaining to the project and clearly state the conditions in which the manager should perform, usage of the lifecycle steps will be of great assistance.  Following this eight -step model can be of great assistance even for first time projects managers who would be unsure of the procedures of a project, be it small or huge. Application of the project details to the steps is a key factor, as a manger will be unable to apply these steps if they do not fully comprehend the nature of the project

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