What Running A Marathon Taught Me About Project Management – Lifehacker Australia

Project managers that are competent understand that they have to have a single minded commitment when it comes to delivering a project on time and within the budget. That does not mean everyone else on the project team will be able to work at the maximum amount of effort that will be needed to complete a project all of the time. That is why competent project managers also allow other people time to mentally and physically recover from hard parts of a project.

Key Takeaways:

  • One of the most basic project management techniques is to use the Work Break Down Structure. This means starting with the big task
  • Great project managers are single-minded in their commitment to delivering the project on time and on budget
  • Good project managers plan cyclically to allow people periods to mentally and physically recover from particularly intense phases of a project.

“Like building complex software or deploying a large network, running a marathon requires planning and preparation.”

Read more: https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2017/06/what-running-a-marathon-taught-me-about-project-management/

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