The Inside Track: Project Managing a Major Event
Project management basics are the building blocks of your organising committee's work. There are often large differences in project management experience between different parts of the team, so it is good practice to standardise approaches and terminology.
In WeTrack, we work in projects and tasks:
So, projects and tasks are the work to be done; individuals, functions and departments are the people owning and doing the work.
It is also important to establish clarity in how you report on the progress of tasks. Does red simply mean overdue, or is it related to risks and issues impacting on the task? Here is our basic approach in WeTrack.
We hope this introduction to the basics of project management will help you and / or your colleagues.