Project management is important for a successful start up but there are mistakes that might be made that can result in failure. It’s easy to pick a project manager who is not skilled due to convenience, if the person is unqualified, you can pay for training. A project manager needs to be a good communicator and knows how to communicate. A project manager needs to change their game plan when products or customer needs change and should be able to manage realistic timelines. Things can change but starting with good project management can keep your company strong.
- When your company is first getting started, it’s not uncommon for team members to “fall” into roles as is convenient, without any formal vetting process.
- It doesn’t matter how skilled your project manager is — if there is no clear communication protocol, his or her job will be incredibly difficult, if not impossible.
- If you’re constantly pushing back deadlines, your team complains that they’re overly rushed or both, it may be time for a project management overhaul.
“One of the hardest things I had to do when first getting started with my business was getting organized. Not having an MBA, the first year of leading my startup was the most hectic as well as the biggest ego buster of my life.”