Project Management for Beginners

Adriana Girdler

The Essentials You Need to Know Feeling overwhelmed as a newbie project manager? Not to worry! With some knowledge of the essentials, you’ll soon be …

The Essentials You Need to Know

Feeling overwhelmed as a newbie project manager? Not to worry! With some knowledge of the essentials, you’ll soon be headed down the path towards project management excellence.

Let’s dive into some things you absolutely need to know.

Understanding your marching orders

When you’re assigned a project, the information you’re given will often be extremely high level. So whether you’re brand new or a seasoned PM, understanding your marching orders is the first thing you need to do.

Spend some time looking at the information you’ve been given to figure out what’s in, what’s out, and what the project milestones will be. That will help you ensure everyone is on the same page about where the project is headed.

What happens if you fail to do this? Well just like the saying ‘garbage in, garbage out,’ not getting clear on your marching orders will lead to you struggling to deliver on your end result.

Other project essentials you need to know

There are several other key things you need to know about to make it as a new project manager, and I want to make sure I explain them properly, so I made a video diving into:

  • Why confirming expectations is key (and how to make that happen)
  • The importance of being confident (even when you’re nervous as heck)
  • How to prioritize and manage a project schedule to ensure success
  • That project management need not be complicated (less is often more)
  • How crucial it is to have a centralized project hub
  • That delegation and clear communication are key (and how to leverage them for project success)

Follow me over to YouTube to watch the full video and learn about the essentials of project management.

If you’re looking into a project management career and want to lead every project to success, make sure you check out my SLAY Project Management course where I give you all the templates, tips, and techniques to implement to SLAY your projects.

Adriana Girdler, PMP | Creator of Slay Project Management

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Adriana Girdler is a project manager, productivity specialist, entrepreneur, professional speaker, facilitator, visioning wizard, and author. As President of CornerStone Dynamics, Adriana is one of Canada’s prominent business productivity and project management specialists—helping both individuals and businesses do what they do, only better. She is a certified master black belt lean six sigma with over 20 years’ experience improving how companies work.

She also holds both PMP (project management professional) and CET (certified engineering technologist) designations. She’s a Tedx speaker, as well as a HuffPost and Thrive Global contributor. She has been interviewed on Global, CBC, CTV, CHCH, 680News Radio, Newstalk 1010, Sirius XM and published in the Globe and Mail and numerous industry magazines. WANT ADRIANA'S FREE ONLINE TRAINING? In 45 min, learn Adriana's 5 project management secrets she use on EVERY project. Sign up for the Free Webinar here: THE FAB FIVE FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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