Project Management Practices & Principles

INTRODUCTION 

This specific e Learning course is designed to uplift existing Project Managers or Basic to seasoned Level Event planners to contemporary methods of managing.

Managing a Project or an event with-in your organisation requires disciplines that can be acquired through formal training. 

We provide a online course that will take you through the classical approaches and phases that will help you achieve your projects deliverable's. 

The e Learning experience will enable you to face your project whilst learning, whether its formal event organizing or technical based projects, the course material will  prepare you to deal with common challenges and find creative solutions 

The Art of Delegation

The Art of Delegation is is based on what principle?

The Art Of Delegation 

All project managers have numerous pressures to deal with and need to perform many tasks within a specific set time period. Delegation is when you assign responsibility to another person to carry out a specific task, and is one of the most important management skills. The Art of Delegation however is not just giving project team members tasks, but about giving the right team member the right task at the right time.

There are two types of delegation practices commonly used by Project Managers:

  • PROCESS DELEGATIONS: Assign the appropriate level of authority and responsibility to an individual who accepts the responsibility for accomplishing that task.
  • PERSONAL DELEGATIONS: Based on the available skills in the people you can delegate to; all of the tasks in your to-do list that have a low level of importance should be delegated and potentially some of the important ones as well. (This would depend on the dynamic of the organization and the hierarchy of management)

Each delegation should follow the SMARTER rules:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Agreed
  • Realistic
  • Time bound
  • Ethical
  • Recorded

Good delegation saves valuable project time, grooms a successor, and motivates the team members. Whereas poor delegation will de-motivate your team, confuse the other person and fail to achieve the task or purpose.


To delegate work to team members, everyone needs to be clear about the following:



To maximize the outcomes, regularly assess how each person is doing, how ‘’I’’ am doing and where there have been ‘failures’ the cause of the failure, most of the time it’s caused by management not the individual. If team members understand the work perfectly but don’t deliver on time, you may have a performance problem. However, if the team member is not clear about the work they have been assigned or the due date, the project manager may have a communication problem.

Communications in project management

Communication is a vital element of a well-managed project. There are two main groups of people with whom the project manager needs to ensure clear and effective communication, the stakeholders and the project team. Every project will be sponsored by a part of the business with a stake in the outcome.

Select one answer

  • Giving the right superior the right information at the right time
  • Giving the right team member the right task at the right time
  • Giving the team member the right task at the right time
  • Giving the team member the choice to complete a task they feel comfortable with