Project Management Professional

Post# A608080 · Newyork, New York · Posted by: dj

One of the most difficult aspects of project management is setting and then managing expectations of both clients and stakeholders. While creating a timeline and defining the scope of a project upfront is helpful, if the expectations are unrealistic, the schedule and budget can easily blow up.

What can project managers do to help ensure that all parties are on the same page and that projects hew closely to deadlines and budgets?

  1. Put together the right team

  2. Build in a discovery period

  3. Document requirements — but don’t go overboard

  4. Create a realistic schedule (but pad it just in case)

  5. Set and acknowledge milestones

  6. Provide regular updates and demos to stakeholders

  7. Plan for problems and potential conflicts

  8. Be honest when things go wrong

There is a huge disconnect between what companies expect in hiring a project manager and what project managers expect in return. Plainly, many companies view that project management is a spiffed-up version of the old task management function.

We at, I Smart understand this gap and provide with the correct methodologies of understanding and deployment of PMP learning curves. With PMBOK 6th Edition, the gap of project management and AGILE deployment has come to an end.

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