Benefits of a Project Leader
Why do you need a project leader for your business changes?
We have worked with many companies over the years, the implementation of software and business changes to meet the market and legislation changes and we have found that you need to have a project manager in place with the time, energy and skills to run a project whether it is big or small.
The same project manager must be available for the duration of the project and monitor the steps and execution to the end. The project manager must be supplied with the authorisation to call on resources from all parts of the organisation, both senior and junior.
Larger projects can be broken into small projects, so that you can achieve your goals and time frames. All communications are challenged through the Project Leader, this ensures that all parties are satisfied and the items are ticked off as completed/re-investigated e.t.c.
Leading a project towards success requires the manager to get the work done by the team members efficiently and effectively. It requires the person to have a clear vision, clarity in reason, practical in scheduling and the ability to attract a talented and efficient team.
A project manager is a person who has the overall responsibility for the successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of a project. Most of the issues that impact a project result in one way or another from risk.
The key ingredients are to;
- Clearly define the scope of your project
- Carefully select the members of your team
- Outline your goals and keep them SMART
- Manage your data
- Monitor progress daily/weekly with all participants in attendance
- Maintain motivation in your team
- Manage your resources wisely and prudently.
Celebrate your successes, but remember, that computer software is only a tool, we are providing you with a mechanism, to get your job done, if you wish to achieve your companies goals, you need to put the right resource in place for the job.