Essential Project Management Features

Alright – here’s your chance to be a shining star. Your team has been handed its first project and you are now the sole project manager. How exciting!

Before you jump into planning every single detail, I want to remind you of a few simple things that will keep your project on task. There are four main features to any good project, and they are as follows:

  • The project is completed on time;
  • The project is completed within its planned budget;
  • The strategy is strong; and
  • The end result is of the highest quality possible.

As you being to plan your project you’ll want to keep each of these factors in mind. Doing so will enable you to create a sound plan, assigning the right employees to the right tasks while gathering all of the information you need in order to be successful.

All four of these key features are essential to the completion of your project. I guarantee upper management will not be impressed with a project that is turned in late or over budget – even if it is wildly successful.

Be diligent during the planning phases of your project and you’ll have no problem putting together a project that draws positive attention to your team!

Thanks again,


Sean McPheat

Managing Director

MTD Training   

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Updated on: 27 October, 2011

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