As a small business owner, you're required to wear many different hats but one role you may not think you need to take on is that of project manager.
When you think of project management, most people tend to picture large teams in large corporations working on large-scale projects like large building projects or complex feats like making a subway system!
You may not be aware that many of your small business’ processes are actually projects as well and proper planning is required even for smallest projects.
An investment in planning upfront can make the entire project much easier to implement and more effective in the results you get. There are many benefits for you, as a small business owner, in learning the basics of project management and the stages that a project goes through.
Following standard project management principles helps you to efficiently manage costs and resources, and to more effectively meet client expectations. The result is a business that's more manageable and profitable. Project planning keeps your business and clients healthy and happy.
By the time you finish this course, you'll be able to:
- Clearly define and understand the stages of a project appropriate to small or medium sized projects.
- Develop a project plan to help frame and organize your project.
- Develop an implementation plan to monitor the progress of your project.
- Plan your project review and the activities needed in order to finish and close a project upon completion.