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Project managementRecognize problems in projects early on

To be successful in project management, several factors are essential. They can also be used to identify problems at an early stage and steer your project in the right direction.

Clear targets

Every package and every task in your project is geared towards a goal. You have to know where you are going in the first place. This is the only way you will know what you need for it. Goals represent the basis of your planning and can also be helpful for controlling. The progress of the project can also be monitored through specific formulations and intermediate goals (the milestones).

Fixed budget

Similar to goals, budget and expenses can also mark the points in time at which it becomes critical for the success of a project. TARGET and ACTUAL expenditure no longer coincide after the first few weeks? And are you not just talking about small, but larger deviations? Then your project gets out of hand and you need to do something about it. Of course, this assumes that your project team has the opportunity to record efforts in detail. So you can track the individual work and have an overview of the workload of the team members. This is especially important for flexible planning.

Basic arrangements

Agreements can have a direct impact on budget and time. What exactly does a task include? When is this completed? Who is responsible for that? When is the task due in each case? What happens if that doesn't work? Which tasks have priority? If such things are not clarified in advance, there may be delays in time planning, greater effort and poor quality of the results. It therefore makes sense to collect all relevant information in one central location. Then team members can always read up on what exactly needs to be done if they are unsure.

Continuous communication

Communication with the project team is just as important as clear agreements. Conversing with people who are “at the source” is one of the best ways to spot problems, difficulties, or inconsistencies. In practice, it is often misunderstandings or a lack of information that hold up a project. With continuous and open communication, problems can be solved in the beginning. In addition, your employees are also happier when they are involved and all have the same level of knowledge.