The most efficient way to get the best results is by keeping things as simple as you can. Consultants and managers have heard about it a lot of times but fail to apply it to their projects. More often than not, in order to get the best out of yourself and people working under you, you make things so complex and challenging that it ends up hampering your project. Here are a few tips that will help you in keeping things simple.
• The first step of every project is the project plan. You need to start simplifying things from the plan itself. The easiest way to do this is by going for the minimum number of steps to complete a task. You will often face situations when a task can be done in two different ways. When in dilemma, always go for the scenario which can be completed in the minimum number of steps. This will also help your team to quickly understand the steps and then execute them.
• Always keep the final objective in mind. In an ongoing project, you might feel the need to branch out from your original project plan. This can be quite a hectic task, but make sure that you do not get distracted from your main aim. You should review the progress of the project regularly and whenever you find a task that is not helping the final cause, you should weed it out. By keeping the final goal in mind, it is a lot easier to work smoothly and it also helps in decision making.
• Use your experience in your projects. Every project teaches you something different. So before you make the project plan, sit back and think about the mistakes that have occurred and how you should avoid them in a project.
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