Applying Project Management

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The use of Project Management is becoming more common in today’s organizations. The meaning of Project Management is the use of expertise, skills, and methods to accomplish the requirements for the project(s) (McGraw-Hill Education, 2013). In my current work environment, we rely on extensive research, customer service, and conflict resolution, and technology implementation. As a first-time small business owner and research assistant, Project Management is important: “effective project management begins with selecting and prioritizing projects that support the firm’s mission and strategy” (McGraw-Hill Education, 2013). My employees and I are continuously working on new projects. I can apply Project Management Principles in my current work environment by ensuring that my team has a clear set of goals that allows us to track our progress concerning the projects that we are working on. We all take part in defining, planning, and managing our projects, therefore clear goals help us specify the directions of our plans. I can also apply these principles to better understand the changes and goals in my current work environment, as well as prioritize the projects based the goals of the organization. Furthermore, applying Project Management principles to projects is important because the principles help to direct my team regarding the establishment and goals of our project. After learning the major characteristics of a project, I was able to share this information with my co-workers. We learned that there are five major characteristics of a project such as: a set objective, a well-defined life-span, the participation of different departments and experts in an organization, and a project is also unique, and lastly inclu... ... middle of paper ... ...material, I learned that communicating, planning, setting goals, and prioritizing are all essential for successful projects. In addition, I understand different organizational strategies, and ways to improve the initiation of a project. All of the knowledge that I gained will help me to become a leader, and I will be able to incorporate my knowledge in my work environment. I am going to implement the knowledge that I gained into my job description. One thing that I will always remember about Project Management is prioritizing project leads to effectiveness: “Leaders never advance to a point where they no longer need to prioritize” (Maxwell, 2007) Works Cited Maxwell, J. C. (2007). The 21 Irrefutable laws of leadership. Nashville: Thomas Nelson. McGraw-Hill Education. (2013). Project Management: The Managerial Process (Fifth ed.). Retrieved November 26, 2013
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