Project Management System

“All things are created twice; first mentally; then physically.  The key to creativity is to begin with the end in mind, with a vision and a blue print of the desired result.”                   — Stephen Covey

What is it?

It is a method and ability of planning, organizing, motivating and controlling resources to achieve specific goals.                                                                                                      Because of the temporary nature of a project and the time constraints it needs a management strategy.                                                                                                                  The primary challenge of a project management is to achieve all of project’s goals and objectives.                                                                                                                                           Because I like things to be analogue more than digital I created a project planning timeline of post-its with work packages stating with the month, then module title, weeks, and tasks:

2013-03-16 14.07.26xBut because I cant take the wall with me I use digital project planning as well.         During the Mindful Design Practice module with Hazel White I’ve been introduced to a great and free web tool for project management called Trello.                                               Before I used Evernote and Catch more for task-lists but couldn’t find them as useful as Trello.                                                                                                                                              One thing I like the most about it is that Trello makes use of a grid structure and a well organised one to keep things clear. You can add comments, upload attachments, assign cards to users (yes, it is a multi-user-system), schedule due dates, there are email notifications. You can add checklists to cards, rate them and more.                                          For more insightful feedback on Trello click here and here.

trello-4

I’ve built on both tools and came up with a clean and clear project planning:

project timeline

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2 Responses to Project Management System

  1. Reblogged this on stayourcourse and commented:
    Helpful planning tool

  2. I really like your graph for planning.

    Best of luck!

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