Managing Your Way To Personal Success With Project Management Techniques Part 1
Project management is generally thought of as a business or organisational term, and it is true to say that project management techniques are normally applied to major projects within an organisation. For example, the installation of a new computerised accounting system would (or should) be managed as a project; the design and build of a new aircraft would be managed as a project; a major restructuring of a company or organisation should be managed as a project.
Before I had my own business, I was involved in project management in some quite different types of projects. Those experiences were invaluable, with each project being quite complex in its own right, and affecting many people in many departments and disciplines. Their daily working lives were to change; their working practices were to be changed. As well as the technical, administrative, organisational, financial and practical aspects of each project, change itself had to be managed.
One thing that is always present in any project is the personal element. The successful outcome of a project does not only depend on the...