The legendary management consultant Peter Drucker once famously wrote, "There is nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency something that should not be done at all."
This nugget of wisdom is especially relevant to project managers. Effective project management is all about cutting through the clutter to focus on the things with the biggest impact on the project's bottom line -- the basic pillars that hold your project up. There's no use optimizing the details if your core process is flawed.
This handy infographic from Taskworld identifies 13 basic, big-picture project management terms you should know to keep things running smoothly and on-schedule from kickoff to post-mortem.
Some of the areas listed might seem self-explanatory, but they're worth your attention as you start planning out your next big project. They'll help you communicate your goals effectively, allocate resources efficiently, and keep your team focused and supported. Check them out below.
How do you make sure your big projects stay on track? Let us know in the comments.
Originally published May 1, 2017 5:00:00 AM, updated May 01 2017