Why Implementing Project Management Best Practices Means Something Different for Everyone
“Project management exists in literally every occupation — it’s the definition of ‘project’ that changes. … For project managers, implementing best practices isn’t about fitting their project into predetermined outlines, but instead, stretching and molding good advice around the specific needs of the project so that it can be completed successfully.
Basically, it doesn’t really matter if the approaches a PM chooses are unequivocally the ‘best,’ so long as they consistently bring about positive results.
Making Best Practices Work for Your Project
Once established, versatile project guidelines and a killer team still might be left with a few questions about implementation. According to Cardinal Solutions, actualizing processes comes down to four things:
- Identifying those approaches, processes and tools that, when applied correctly, always lead to positive outcomes.
- Building a PM team that has the skills and ability to apply company best practices to actual projects, not in theory but in reality.
- On-going training that covers best practices and potential risks.
- Reinforcing training theories and concepts by applying them to real projects.”