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Effective Project Management

Regenia Payne, Creative Design Consulting

 

• Goal: Empowering people to do their job effectively by setting common dead- lines and budget guidelines.

 

       Set expectations. Do not give too many initiatives at one time.

 

• How Do You Begin? Start with the Targeted Date for Project Completion

       (Ex: Home Furnishings Market– High Point, NC)

 

• Brainstorm all possible needs/ do a bubble plan. Compartmentalize each specific task or area. (Ex: Product, Fabric, Showroom, Marketing/ Public Relations, Sales )

 

• Define a working budget. (Ex: Construction Expense, Labor, Marketing Expense, Showroom Entertaining, Sales, etc.)

 

• Set gates along the project timeline. Smaller deadlines to keep you on task.

 

• What happens when you get hung up on one task?

 

       Stop and review. Enlist someone else’s help/ an outside opinion.

 

• After the project is complete: Review the process, Re-Evaluate Tasks, and Adjust your deadlines!

 

 

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