Project management skills in startups
Draven subscriber Posts: 2
edited January 2007 in Selecting a Business
Today my feed for Gantthead.com showed up with an article about entrepreneurship and some of the benefits of project management. I`m going to school for project management and use it daily in my work, and I thought it would be interesting for the community to comment on your use of project management skills in your own businesses. I`d personally like to hear about anything where either the business model involves project management, or is just used as a part of running the business. Thanks!
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I`m impressed. Not only with the subject matter of this post, but by the actual writing in your comments. You have done your homework. You are well-schooled and you are using the knowledge you have learned.
I am not a "schooled" project manager although I have been through some formal training. I know about and have used Gantt charts. However, I am posting to 1) Commend you on this thought process and your comments and 2) to make some observations on the topic.
I think all of us are Project Managers to some degree. It just happens based on how the brain works. The brain is your own PC. It is methodical and PM is methodical business. All of us may not know about Gantt Charts and many probably have no idea what we are talking about ... and that is OK. I do feel that life is one project after another and we DO Project Manage life to the best of our ability. And ... if all of us would attempt to learn to perform PM better, our lives - both personally and professional - would be better, smoother, and less complicated ... Plan the work, work the plan.
Draven, your last comments hit the nail on the head. Your examples about studying and goal setting all fall into the category of PM, in my humble opinion. Some may disagree, but I`m with you.
I have been a fanatic about planning projects all of my life. Whether it is painting the master bedroom and bath (which my wife and I did over the holiday week) or planning a meeting with a client. Or planning a project after a meeting with a client. PM comes into play in my business everyday and I feel PM is an important tool for any small business. Yes, I use 3M Post-It Notes, too. But that ain`t project management, IMHO.
Draven ... great subject - welcome and I hope to see more posts from you in the near future.
Have a great weekend!
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anyone has examples of a huge change they made in their business with a
single `project`, either through growth or process improvement. In
those instances, what skills were most helpful and necessary in
retrospect? Was it communications, organization, time management,