Project Management – Just Another SWAG?

So you have had some trouble keeping your projects on track and are willing to look for a new methodology – consider the discipline of Project Management.  A skilled project manager can help your team to step through then planning process and then estimate the time required. Yup, you are right, time estimates are still a swag, but swags estimated by those closest to the actual work tend to be more accurate than offered by leaders.  The more well defined your objectives and steps needed to achieve the more accurate the swag.  Projects that merely replicate what has been done elsewhere under similar conditions would be expected to have highly accurate time and resource estimates.  Projects with a lot of unknowns cannot be planned precisely. Scheduling time to periodically rebaseline the project to account for new tasks and dependencies  is good management technique that can help keep projects on time.

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