Organizations face problems in many aspects, which should be addressed in the right ways. Notably, every project has unique problems, priorities as well as resources assigned to it. There is also uniqueness in terms of the environment in which organizations operate and the styles used by project managers to run the firms (Gido & Clements, 2014). In this context, project management techniques play significant roles in their completion. First, they enable the project managers to review the project with the team, ensuring that each member understands what happened and the reasons. Additionally, it helps the management team to reflect on failures and mistakes without allocating personal blame (Gido & Clements, 2014). Through the project management techniques, managers can communicate the project status to the team as well as revision plans. Moreover, the techniques are essential in monitoring and managing project progress against baseline project plan (Gido & Clements, 2014). This is in addition to maintaining the project workbook and executing the baseline project plan. Therefore, project management skills are useful not only in the completion phase of a project, but also in other phases. This is because they enable the project team to link goals to the stakeholders’ needs, focus on customer needs, and develop work breakdown structures.
The role of start and finish times with respect to project completion time
Time is crucial in the completion of a project. Start time assist in identifying the earliest event to take place (Gido & Clements, 2014). In this view, the earliest start time for an activity is equal to the earliest possible time for the preceding events. Finish time is vital because it helps a project manager to split operations into two work segments to promote the feasibility (Gido & Clements, 2014). In cases where there is a constraint, finish time of two events determines needed finish time of the successor. However, the activities should be completed following the applicable finish-to-finish constraint (Gido & Clements, 2014). Thus, the start and finish times are imperative in the development of a project schedule.
- Gido, J., & Clements, J. (2014). Successful project management. Boston, MA: Cengage