Project Management Tips

If you’ve ever watched Donald Trump’s TV show, The Apprentice, you’d know that each week a team is given a task to complete. A project manager is chosen to lead the team, get the task done, and, ideally, beat the competition.

Project managers are responsible for the success or failure of their team. There are several things a good manager needs to do to work toward success.

First things first: define the task. What is it you want to accomplish? Is it to design a working app for people to use on their smartphones in order to buy movies online? You should be able to put into one or two sentences what the task is about, followed by the goal.

Next, a project manager needs to assign tasks to others to get the process going– who’d be good to do what to accomplish the goal? Take into account a select time frame, budget constraints, safety, and anything else that matters.

As a leader, your job is to oversee the project to completion. That means managing other people in a way that brings out the best in them. Team unity helps get stuff done– disunity, on the other hand, paralyzes a group.

Once the team has created something worth sharing with others, such as a smartphone app or a software product, for example, then a project manager would be wise to undertake a thorough quality assurance process. In other words, test it until you’re confident it’s flawless.

The California company Beta Breakers is all about quality assurance. If and when you and your team are working on a software product and you need someone else to test it to make sure it works well, call Beta Breakers at 415-878-2990 or email info@betabreakers.com.

Evan

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