Project management tools and techniques
When planning your project, give thought to what resources you will need; what ‘quality’ means to the project and what implications that will have.
Having a firm grasp of what needs to happen and when, and where responsibility lies, is the key to success!
3 factors in any project
- What resources do you have (in terms of people, money, equipment etc) – i.e. cost
- How much time do you have to do the work – i.e. what is the end date
- How high a quality of product do you need (do you need to meet all the different parts of your bid, or are some optional?) In ULF terms, this equates to the outcomes you state in your Application Form.
All of us have personal experience of how time, quality and resources fit together. If you have a fixed deadline, you may need more people to work on the project to achieve the quality of outcomes than if you had a longer timescale.
For any project, think what the driving force is: resources, time or quality. If you need to make changes to your project, focus on the key driver and how the changes you propose will allow you to achieve your objectives.