For the project-driven company, the details of each job are unique. However, the methodology to approaching each project remains consistent. There are several prescriptive and essential steps a project-based company must follow when planning for and completing a project.
Step 1: Inception
The birth of a project includes documentation of a need or business requirement, study and research, comparison references, choosing personnel and determining when and where the project will be conducted.
Step 2: Design
Ideas become plans in this step as resources, finances, timelines, communications, checks and balances, and an overall project roadmap is created.
Step 3: Execution
The project is done in this step. Inception meets Design as employees and agents carry out the project, are measured and monitored as they perform, and the desired results are achieved.
Step 4: Completion
The project is brought to a close in this step, as tasks are finished and staff is released, customer is satisfied and given the opportunity to share project feedback.
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By Bill Aiton of SSi Consulting,