Today, I will talk about the 3 steps that will make all your projects come true. It’s pretty simple, but it will take a bit of work if you really want your projects to succeed.

We all have several projects in our lives, but most of the time, these projects do not end as planned … and we ask: what did I do wrong? Why did my project not work as planned?

In fact, most people are not sure how to work in a project.

Let’s start by explaining some principles that a project must follow.

  1. First, a project must have a clear and well-defined goal. What will your project do? What results do you expect at the end of this project? Do you clearly indicate what is the purpose of your project, what do you expect to receive at the end of this project? Have you ever heard this sentence: if you do not know where you are going, any path will do. It’s not what we call a project, is it?
  2. Second, each project must have a deadline, an end date. If you have not clearly defined the end date of your project, you are still trying without reaching your goal.
  3. Third, a project must be built on a sequence of well-planned and well-defined activities. In order for you to achieve your goals, you need to know the steps, activities, resources you will need to complete this project.

Now that we know what the project is, check out the 3 steps to get all your projects completed successfully

Step 1 – Develop a detailed plan with all the activities you need to complete to finalize your project

  • Start by identifying the main segments of your project. What are the main tasks that make up your project?
  • Then start breaking each of these segments into small pieces. Think you want to eat an ox, but you have to slice the steaks so you can eat it whole
  • Work on this list until you can identify tasks that can be completed in up to one week. If you have an activity that lasts more than a week, leave it in half
  • Identify the activities that need to be done first. Identify the sequence in which you will perform these activities
  • Identify the activities that need to be done first. Identify the sequence in which you will perform these activities
  • Now that you have your list of activities and know in what order they should be executed, you need to think about the resources you need

Step 2 – Clearly identify all the resources needed to carry out these activities

  • Your resources can be human, material or financial
  • Human resources are all people who will lead the activities. The material resources are the equipment, the instruments, the stationery, in short, all the materials you will need
  • Try to identify mainly materials that you do not have and need to arrange or buy
  • Check to see if none of these materials can be provided during the activity by an external vendor. In this case, this provider becomes a human resource, but with the responsibility of also providing the material for its activity

Step 3 – Identify the risks you perform when doing these activities

  • Finally, identify the risks your project might face
  • A risk is something that has not happened yet that there is a probability of happening and, in case that happens, it will have an impact on your project
  • Did you know that these risks can be positive? This is what we call Opportunity
  • When identifying your risks, it is very important that you develop a mitigation plan, that is, a plan to avoid this risk or perhaps reduce the impact that this risk could have on your project.
  • One of the most common failures when you have a project is not to correctly estimate the risks of the project or even to minimize the impacts that will be caused if this risk occurs

So, this is it: for your projects to succeed, you need:

  1. Build a plan with all the necessary activities
  2. Identify the resources needed to carry out its activities
  3. And manage the risks so that your project ends successfully

I hope that now you can see that your projects could be more easily accomplished and I hope that you work for the good realization of all your projects

Don’t forget to apply best practices in project managment.

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