We may all have our own unique ways of managing our side of the project, however there are some common ways that projects are managed when many people are involved and we all need to make sure we are on the same page. This means communicating frequently and talking the same language.
I’ve included several resources here to help familiarise you with some of the language and methods that are used among project teams, especially larger project teams.
The first link is a revisit from the previous module, included here for students starting the course from here.
This next article gives an overview of the some of the ways that projects can be managed and the terms used to describe those approaches to project management.
I taught Microsoft Project for many years as a software trainer, and although the software doesn’t necessarily need to be used to successfully manage projects, the concepts and terminology used in the software reflects the language and workflows used in project management more broadly.
You may see Microsoft Project coming as search results when doing extra research. Be sure that there will be relevant information about project management not just specific information about the software. The below PDF goes in to detail about how MS Project performs its calculations which we can apply to our own planning, regardless of which tools we use to manage our projects.
This document may seem a bit technical, however being able to distinguish between different types of tasks and how resourcing can impact effort, gives us a more informed picture to make better decisions.