“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe” - Abraham Lincoln.
The same is true in the case of projects. Before you start with a project, it’s better to come up with a proper plan for it. A good plan not only helps you in running projects smoothly but also in dealing with potential problems and risks. Another benefit of planning your work is that it helps in the best utilization of your team’s effort and time, both.
But, how to make a plan close to perfection? A project planning software is the answer. Let’s find out how you can come up with a good project plan using the tool -
So, as soon as a project is finalized start making a task list using an online project planning software. Consider all your project requirements while making the list and divide lengthy tasks into as many subtasks as you want. You can also set deadlines for each task just to make sure that the plan runs on the right pace.
I also suggest you to set roles and responsibilities of every individual in the team. Again, considering their qualification and experience, you can assign them different roles like project manager and team member. This helps team members in keeping their focus only on what’s relevant to them.
Here’s how these milestones play an important role in keeping your team ahead. Dividing a task into different milestones helps in finishing work quickly. So, once a milestone is achieved, your team members will work towards other milestones and goals with more enthusiasm than before. This will, in turn, make them more productive, something every team should be.
In the end, I would say make your plans as solid as they can be. And, for that start using this amazing tool if you haven’t given it a try. It’ll certainly prove to be fruitful for your projects
Sharon Thomson is a project management expert and writer. Through the years she has written about a myriad of project management topics and has successfully managed countless projects on her own. A big believer in ‘work smarter, not harder’ philosophy; Sharon keeps including her own personal lessons in her writing from time to time.