Duncan Pattinson Business Transformation
Duncan Pattinson Business Transformation

Project Management

Well considered projects run independently and do not compromise ‘business as usual’. DP Business Transformation provides technical skills and management strategies which stem from experience of empowering diverse types of businesses with an ethos of continuous improvement.

DP Business Transformation delivers a return on investment to your business by delivering improved performance by managing projects.

SMART Project Management

SMART Project Management is the discipline of planning, organising, motivating, and controlling resources to achieve specific goals:

  • A project is temporary with a defined beginning and end
  • A project is also constrained by funding and deliverables
  • A project is the platform to bring about beneficial change and added value

To help you define and achieve your project goals, use the word SMART in your projects to help you to remember how to manage them:

To make your project specific, you must tell a team exactly what is expected, why it’s important, who’s involved and which attributes are important.

A specific goal will usually be defined by the answers to the five "W" questions:

  • What — What goal do I want to accomplish?
  • Why — Reasons, purpose or benefits of accomplishing the goal
  • Who — Who is involved?
  • Where — Identify a location
  • Which — Identify requirements and constraints

A measurable goal will usually be defined by the answers to these questions:

  • How much?
  • How many?
  • How will I know when it is accomplished?

An attainable goal will usually be defined by the answers to this question:

  • How can the goal be accomplished?

A relevant goal will usually be defined by the answer ‘Yes’ to these questions:

  • Does this seem worthwhile?
  • Is this the right time?
  • Does this match our other efforts/needs?
  • Are you the right person?
  • Is it applicable in current social, economic and technical environments?

A time-constrained goal will usually be defined by the answers to these questions:

  • When?
  • What can I do six months from now?
  • What can I do six weeks from now?
  • What can I do today?

Scott Belsky said...

The most important, and most often neglected, organisational element is structure.

Canadian Scott Belsky, born 18 April 18 1980, is an American entrepreneur and best-selling author, best known for co-creating the online portfolio platform, Behance, Inc.