No matter how good your development team without effective project management the delivery can fail.
Macrosoft has decades of experience leading development teams in the US internationally and blended across multiple continents. Result of these years of experience we come to find that five elements ensure success with the project manager.
- Risk management
Organization:- Every project is multiple moving parts, several stakeholders, critical subject matter expert's and a variety of other variables. Keeping all these working together is like sailing to ship and ensuring every part is geared towards reaching the destination.
Communication:- In the world of real estate its location, location & location. In project management it's communicate, communicate and communicate. In successful projects there should never be a surprise and all should be clear as to the objective and status.
Metrics:- What gets measured gets done. If it's important to accomplish ensure that there's a goal with a fixed deadline and measurable milestones along the way.
Risk Management:- Risk and change go hand-in-hand. No doubt every project will have unexpected elements. Those who plan before the incident occurs are those who ultimately drive success.
Closure:- Far too often projects seem to go on and on with ever-changing requirements. Critical success of any project manager is ensuring that the project is delivered. Firm date wrap up with a completion report is critical to development of all project management activities.
Macrosoft has found these five elements are critical for each of our project managers and each of our software projects.