Project Management Fundamentals: What You Need to Know

Adriana Girdler

Fundamentals to lead your project to success When you’re stepping into the world of projects, there are lots of unknowns. It’s important to know project …

Fundamentals to lead your project to success

When you’re stepping into the world of projects, there are lots of unknowns. It’s important to know project management fundamentals that will lead your project to success.

But where do you start and how do you know what to focus on?

Let’s talk about key project management fundamentals that you need to apply to every project.

What are project management fundamentals?

Project management fundamentals are the principles that are critical to your overall project being successful. Project management fundamentals also include the processes and the people that are making it happen.

Once you understand these critical principles, you’ll know what to focus on in each stage of your project to lead it to success.

I like to think of project management fundamentals as the three P’s you need to know. But what are the three P’s?

#1: People

People are the first “P” — specifically your project team.

Your project team members are the ones bringing your deliverable to fruition. Without people, you won’t be able to effectively deliver.

Understanding team dynamics and ensuring you connect with your team effectively is going to be a huge determining factor in the success of your project.

The other two P’s of project management fundamentals

There are two more P’s that are critical to your project’s success. Head over to YouTube with me because I created a video breaking down these three project management fundamentals in-depth.

If you want to go above and beyond to make your project management career successful, take a look at my SLAY Project Management course where I give you all the templates, tips, and techniques to implement to make every project successful.

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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