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Project Management: Tackle Big Projects One Bite At A Time

How do you eat a 12 pound cheeseburger? One bite at a time. The same can be said of project management. How do you deal with a large project? One task at a time. Julius Solaris believes even the most daunting project can be completed by breaking down tasks into day by day chunks. Making sure your project leader can accomplish this is the first step: A project completed perfectly, with no flaws and meeting the set deadline usually has a person behind it who has been in charge of everything the entire time. Carefully observing each detail and thought process, the team leader takes over when things might go wrong. Apart from that, he/she should be able to motivate the team to work effectively and increase the productivity rate each day. Management and leadership training offers useful information as well as advice and equips the future leaders with communication skills needed when working with a group of individuals. Training can be an integral part of successful project completion. It can teach you what your project absolutely needs and what your project can do without. This will make breaking up your project easier. There is also no limit to how much one can benefit from such courses. The more you take, the more you will be able to deal with the challenges of a major project. Breaking your project into smaller bites requires advanced planning. You must be sure of what you want your final product to be and work with that goal in mind. If we think about the 12 pound cheeseburger again, having a plan of attack is wiser than just shoving the entire thing in your face. Maybe breaking the burger into two halves will work. Better yet, maybe eating 12 burgers that are one pound each over a period of time is the answer. Whether it is patties or projects, one bite at a time is the key to succeOss.

About Anne Grybowski

Anne is a former staff writer for CAI's Accelerating IT Success, with a degree in Media Studies from Penn State University.

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