Managing a project effectively

This course will equip you with the skills to ensure your projects are delivered aimlessly, within the right timeframe and budget and empower you with the necessary techniques to deliver any project successfully.

Effective Project Management

A project plan is a formal document that is used to guide the control and execution of a project. It is an imperative document to formulate in order to determine the success of a project. Tasks are scheduled according to a timeframe.

Project management and best practices.

A project plan is a formal document that isused to guide the control and execution of a project. It is an imperativedocument to formulate in order to determine the success of a project. Tasks arescheduled according to a timeframe. Resources are then allocated and a budgetis then drafted. Managing a project is different to “regular” management inthat there is a finite lifespan to a project whereas managing a department hasan infinite time frame. Resources for a project are also only allocated for theduration of the project whereas the latter has permanent resources in place. 

Below is a summary of the best practices to effectively manage a project from beginning to end.



Define the project clearly:

Ensure your project is clearly defined to all stakeholders and the deadlines are realistic

Planning for resources:

Involve all stakeholders throughout the process to allocate the correct resources to the project, open on going communication is key

Apply project tools & techniques:

Every phase of the project should be managed accordingly using the right tools to get the job done. Ensure praise is given throughout the project whilst each milestone is achieved.

Evaluate the success of the project:

Compare the project objectives and meeting them thereof and gather learnings for the future.

Learn for future:

Each project is unique and it will have it’s own challenges. Assess each project and take out the best learnings from them to successfully manage future projects.


Define what a project plan is.

  • It is a word document used by HR to monitor performance of employees
  • It is a document that is used to guide the control and execution of a project.
  • It assists with managing of a budget according to an objective