Project Management is just like making a cup of tea: Project Management Simplified

Can you make a tea?
If yes then you can be a good project manager and you can complete any project you want.

Don't be surprised
I'm not joking and I am definitely not kidding

Let me show you how this can happen,
Let's break down the process of making a tea.

A) Current Stage:
I don't have tea

B) Target:
I need a cup of tea in half an hour.

C) Required:
1) Sugar
2) Gas connected stove
3) Milk
4) A cup
5) A Spoon
6) A Tea sachet
7) A Matchbox
8) A tea kettle
9) Water if required

D) Process:
Step 1:
Turn the gas on

Step 2:
Pick up match box and apply fire on the stove.

Step 3:
Have required water plus milk in the cattle and put it up on the stove

Step 4:
Put some sugar in it

Step 5:
Let the water boil

Step 6:
Put tea on it

Step 7:
Let it boil couple of times more, keep it shaking with the spoon

Step 8:
Check if the sweetness or tea strength is ok
If not then adjust it.

Step 9:
Switch off the stove
And put everything back to it's place.

Now tea is ready.

Now let's see how this connects with Project Management
Here is Project Management Life-cycle... from PMBOK (Project Management Body Of Knowledge Book by Project Management Institute)

Phase 1) Initiation
Phase 2) Planning
Phase 3) Execution
Phase 4) Monitoring and Controlling
Phase 5) Closing

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Now let's review project of making a tea....but you have to go back and review this project once again..... Because I will use references as details are already given above

In above mentioned project of making a tea
Point A ‘Current Stage’ and Point B ‘Target‘ are Initiation, which is Phase 1 of Project management Where you initiate the project.

Point C ‘Required‘ is planning which is Phase 2 of Project you plan everything about the project and divide the project into modules.

Point D ‘Process ‘ is Execution which is Phase 3 of Project you execute the processes and you get deliverables against each module.

Step 7 and 8 in Point D are Monitoring and controlling which is Phase 4 of Project you monitor and control the project and make sure that requirements and deadlines are met and everything is under control.

Step 9 in Point D is Closing, Which is Phase 5 of Project management, here you close the project and fold everything.

Understand it and apply it on any project, if applied in the right way you will be successful.
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