Wednesday, 05 August 2015 14:37

Planning, easier said than done

Projects bring people together; individuals with different skills, mentalities and backgrounds who try to achieve a common task. Additionally, every organisation has some distinct characteristics, follows different procedures and routines, which make every project a particular and complex social phenomenon.

Each person may perform several tasks at the same time for different projects, making the concept of priority something relative. There is very little hierarchy within a project setting, because everybody has an important task to execute. That is why informal relationships are encouraged, making communication something crucial. Of course, daily problems are best solved where there is good communication between the team members. However, this is not always easy to achieve for several reasons; e.g. differences in priorities, culture, experience, and conflicts in scheduling tasks and activities. If problems are not properly anticipated or solved or the project concept is not well understood, conflicts may arise, affecting the whole project. Therefore, planning is one of the most important aspects in project management; it involves the process of setting goals, developing implementation strategies, and outlining tasks and schedules.

When planning is achieved well, individual initiatives and creativity towards the project can be expected. The team feels less constraint in executing the tasks and obtains much better results in less time. Now we can say that we make a better planning each day, we are very proud of our team and our software solutions that have made these situations much easier to handle.