Projects are typically complex, a fact particularly true when software, hardware and information technologies are involved. Hence the need for a thorough written plan complete with a budget and defined goals, milestones, and a carefully drafted schedule, among other elements.
Much project management guidance emphasizes the importance of five specific phases: Initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, and controlling and closing. It’s also important that project managers and stakeholders understand how to properly accommodate scope changes, a common and sometimes vexing occurrence.
In order for a project to succeed, it’s important to understand the fundamentals of project management. Adopting a checklist, like the sample provided by TechRepublic Premium, can help.