Username:   Remember Me

Uber Articles {Über (ger) adj. above, beyond }

- Above and Beyond a Mere Article Directory


Correct Practices On Project Management: Using 6 Simple Principles That Spell Success

By Julie Alexanders

During an employees’ general meeting, the country director of a multinational company related the story of a swan. The swan, he said, can be emulated when doing project management. As it swims calmly through the water, the swan’s feet are busy propelling underwater.

Project management is the discipline of planning, organising, and managing the company’s resources to bring about the successful completion of a specific project. Companies put emphasis on successful project management because project failures are costly, can sap employees’ morale, and can cause the business to go bankrupt altogether.

Successful project management is not complicated. Here are six simple items to ascertain a project’s success.

Call on a competent project manager. This person works among the members of the project team and ensures necessary steps happen. This person also has the confidence of the investors and stakeholders and can confidently communicate with them. A competent project manager also knows how to work with the team.

Prepare the project plan. Using planning tools such MS Project, create Gantt charts of schedules, milestones, persons assigned, and plot the project. A visual chart serves as a reminder and keeps everyone on tab in terms of project status. Project plans also determine the things to do, budget and persons assigned so that things will proceed smoothly.

Draw up communication paths. Communication is crucial especially in large scale projects that involve employees from various countries and opposite time zones. A clearly established communication path is important to keep the project moving towards a successful finality. In contrast, lack of communication can cause the project to fail altogether.

Stress the “How.” It is not enough to just complete a project. It is more important to know how the project was completed. For example, the project involves evicting informal settlers for a construction job site. A great project management would aim for zero force in the eviction process so that both the informal settlers and the employees working on the project will feel good about their roles. What is accomplished is not as important as how it was done.

Conclude the project. With a capable project manager who sees both the trees and the forest, and a competent manpower compliment who are experts in the processes involved in the project, a project can be ended with success, at the right timeline, and within the given approved budget. Remember to close the project and make a project history of best practices and other important milestone achievements.

Celebrate success. During the project, celebrating critical achievements is important to keep the people’s spirits up. Towards the conclusion of the project, celebrating success is one way to return the favour to the employees.

Interested to learn cutting-edge principles of project management? Enroll in project management course with us today.

categories: ITIL,business solution,computer training,graphic design,microsoft certification,microsoft training,IT training

Article kindly provided by

Topics: Internet and Online | No Comments »

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Article Citation
MLA Style Citation:
Alexanders, Julie "Correct Practices On Project Management: Using 6 Simple Principles That Spell Success." Correct Practices On Project Management: Using 6 Simple Principles That Spell Success. 5 Jul. 2010. 8 Aug 2014 <>.

APA Style Citation:
Alexanders, J (2010, July 5). Correct Practices On Project Management: Using 6 Simple Principles That Spell Success. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from

Chicago Style Citation:
Alexanders, Julie "Correct Practices On Project Management: Using 6 Simple Principles That Spell Success"

Reprint Rights

Creative Commons License
This article is subject to a revocable license under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License, which means you may freely reprint it, in its entirety, provided you include the author's resource box along with LIVE VISIBLE links (without "nofollow" tags). We may revoke the license at any time with or without cause. You must also include the credit to

Comments are closed.

Uber Articles and its partner sites cannot be held responsible for either the content nor the originality of any articles. If you believe the article has been stolen from you without your permission, please contact us and we will remove it immediately. If you have a problem with the accuracy or otherwise of the content of an article, please contact the author, not us! Also, please remember that any opinions and ideas presented in any of the articles are those of the author and cannot be taken to represent the opinions of Uber Articles. All articles are provided for informational purposes only. None of them should be relied upon for medical, psychological, financial, legal, or other professional advice. If you need professional advice, see a professional. We cannot be held responsible for any use or misuse you make of the articles, nor can we be held responsible for any claims for earnings, cures, or other results that the article might make.
  • RSS Feed

    RSS for Internet and Online