Anybody who’s handled a large project knows that it’s hard to predict outcomes and easy to over-promise results. The best way to maintain a reputation for a job well done is to manage expectations of the project from the start. Tracking metrics and using a management software program are some tips experts advise for project management that sets realistic goals. Communication is essential in any arena but when keeping an eye on results, communicating stages of development goes a long way to making others aware of changing goals.
- Pay attention to the metrics, its important to know your baseline so you an track your progress. to do that you need to keep accurate records of your numbers
- Be honest with yourself. Don’t try to make things seem better than they really are because that doesn’t help anyone.If you lie to yourself you wont know to fix the problem
- Stay in contact. Keeping in good and constant communication is important so that any issues can be dealt with right away. It also helps to develop better projects when everyone feels on the same page.
“One way to make sure all stakeholders stay on the same page and have the same expectations is to use a project management system that can track the project.”