The Importance of Project Management – Is it Really Necessary?

Adriana Girdler

Here’s how leaving behind project management will damage your project Are you wondering if project management is really necessary? I’m sure you could see the …

Here’s how leaving behind project management will damage your project

Are you wondering if project management is really necessary? I’m sure you could see the answer coming on this one: YES, it is! But you want to know WHY…

Not having a project manager means you’re setting your project up to be run poorly. And having a project that’s not run properly means wasting time, resources, budgets, and more. I can GUARANTEE you that this won’t make for a successful project.

But really, what are the REASONS why it’s important to have a project manager?

1 – Enables strategic alignment

Every organization has goals and strategies that they want implemented and accomplished. So, where does a project manager fit into all this? Project management is directly connected to enabling strategic alignment. A project manager is prepared to see and understand the organization’s goals and strategies and align them with the project goals.

2 – Increases efficiency

Who doesn’t want to be more efficient?! Proper project management increases efficiency in both time and resources. It ensures everyone is following a standardized approach; every project goes through the same internal checklist to ensure its success. If something were to happen, such as someone needing to leave the project or organization midway through for some reason, it’s easy to have other people jump in because everyone is using the same standard methodology.

3 – Ensures focus and direction

Embracing project management principles ensures that everything the company works on has focus and direction. Project management allows everyone to stay on track and stay on the same page. With someone dedicated to the management of the project, other team members can focus on the individual tasks they need to accomplish to make the project successful.

There’s more!

Of course, there’s more! Don’t rule out the idea of a project manager without learning all the reasons why they’re necessary. If you’d like to learn the rest of the reasons why project management is so important, I’ve got more details about this subject for you in a YouTube video I’ve just created! Follow me there and we’ll continue to get your project on the right track!

I really hope that you found this helpful – and if you did, it would mean so much to me if you would share it on your social media.

Meanwhile, if you really are committed to mastering your next project, do consider taking my SLAY Project Management online course where I show you step-by-step how to successfully manage a project, plus you get access to every template you will need, along with detailed video instructions on how to fill them out.


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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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