Mastering the Basics of Project Management: Writing Better e-mails

Project managers are a very special breed of people. They are in much demand and will be increasingly so as the need for effective technologists continues to soar. Good technology project managers are trained, not born. They develop skills through experience and education. They become better project managers each time they successfully deliver a project. They learn new techniques and apply them on their projects. They learn lessons— sometimes the hard way — to be better managers in the future.

Leading people – the experiential side of project management – is as important as task-based skills according to project managers in Europe, the Middle East, India, America and Australasia.In recent research they said that communication is a critical skill for project success, both for keeping team members up-to-date and for winning the support of key stakeholders. Know how to write effective e-mails can make things easier for you. Let’s see how to do this.

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Mastering the basics of project management: Scheduling techniques and time management

As a project manager, you should be able to clearly understand the activities of the project and have the necessary skill set to plan, schedule, and control a project timeline. Along with these skills, you must also be able to utilise time management tools to help you analyse, measure, and assess your time management techniques. Keeping all of this in mind, let’s see four basic steps to help with project time management:

  1. Define the Activities
  2. Sequence the Activities
  3. Estimate Activity Resources
  4. Develop and Control the Schedule

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