Project management is key to a successful business. Successful project management involves having the right people in the right role, and utilizing the most effective tools to get the job done.
If you’re just starting out in business, it’s important to avoid these mistakes:
Not Choosing the Right Project Management System
You’ll want to choose a project management system that is user-friendly and/or easy for all team members to learn. Products such as Asana, ClickUp, and Trello are flexible cloud-based systems that are expandable depending on your project management needs.
Underestimating the Time Commitment Involved In Your Project
Planning, launching, and implementing a project or course/product launch is time-consuming. Set deadlines for each phase and stick to them, considering the time commitment for each stage.
Not Outsourcing the Right Things to the Right People
Effective leadership involves placing the right people in the right roles. Learn the strengths of each of your team members and place them in roles that play to those strengths.
Not Following Up With Customers
Customer and client feedback is essential, especially prior to launch. Reach out to your customer base to assess their interest in the product or program you have in mind. If there’s little to no interest, you won’t be wasting time on a program that has little demand.
Neglecting Team Communication
Always communicate with your team members all throughout the project. “Set it and forget it” is a sure way for our project to fail. Communicate often with your team leads, and ensure they communicate with their team members on a regular basis all throughout the project cycle.
If project management isn’t your thing, we have project management VAs who can orchestrate a project/launch from start to finish. They’ll help you assemble the best team for your launch or project, along with the best technology to get the job done.
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