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How can I make my project alive?

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Generally, if I have a project that am working on, how do I make it work and to be "alive"? (If that is the correct term for it) #business #career #projects

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Paul A’s Answer

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Hi Abdulwahab A. Interesting question! A Project is less a destination and more a journeyI The evolution of the project is over when the desired outcome is reached. Basically a project starts out as a seed and starts its birth process when planted in the ground or darkness of uncertainty. Every birth has an incubation period (baby 9 months, horse 10 months, bamboo 5 years) Bamboo takes 5 years to break the surface and then grows 90 ft in 6 months. Projects have unknown incubation periods but are alive when you initiate first action on the project. The best on your project! Include some FUN in the process! :-)
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Veronica’s Answer

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 Hi Abdulwahab A., I love your question. I think your passion and enthusiasm always impacts the degree of "life" a project has. In my experience, any project that I can dig in to the goal, get to meet new people in and out of my company and learn something new makes me excited to come to work every day. This attitude has "legs" and gets others to want to get engaged and keep the project fresh and most important the tasks getting to completion.

Veronica recommends the following next steps:

  • Research and think about getting PMP certification https://www.pmi.org/
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Wayne’s Answer

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In my experience, that all comes down to how you manage your projects, and not just from a "are the tasks being completed" perspective. It's about building relationships within the team, ensuring everyone is properly engaged (which, in itself, is an art in understanding personalities and work styles), and managing expectations.
Ultimately, it comes down to how you, as a project manager, manage the project! If you are passionate about it, or if you can get your team passionate around it, then you should have no problems.

If your question is more around "how to make your project a reality", the key is always planning. If you can get a narrow scope of what your project will achieve, how you measure success, and what boundaries you have to work within, plan the journey to achieve that success. Figure out who needs to be involved, what steps you and the team will need to take, what your budgets are, what resources you'll need, as much as you can. Also consider the "customer"experience - who will your project be solving for, what would they be looking at, and what would you need to achieve it (but be careful, since sometimes, customer expectations can exceed the scope of what your project is looking to achieve)

Hope that helps!
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