Almost everything we do is a project of sorts. The Project Management Institute (PMI) says a project is “a temporary endeavour to create a unique product, service or result.” With this in mind, a project can be something as small as starting a blog or something as complicated as commissioning a new gold mine.
Every successful project involves good project management – “the application of knowledge, skills and techniques to execute projects effectively and efficiently.” And the most important technique for executing those projects is to break things down into manageable steps.
Almost everything we do can be broken into steps, and so too for projects here at Wenco. By understanding each step, we can better understand the processes required, the costs, the durations, the risks, and the resources needed for each point along the way. Then, we can understand the relationship between these steps. In doing so, we can make better decisions toward our goal – achieving the desired outcome that meets everyone’s expectations, but within the scheduled timeframe and budget.
With so many different components involved in a Wenco system implementation, it is also important to understand the big picture – to envision the final outcome so a project plan can be put in place. As well, it’s important to consider all the different actions that go into a project, such as a system implementation. Many different pieces of the implementation puzzle require resources from our global Wenco team. With so many people, components, and timezones involved, understanding the schedule is critical.
Really though, these projects can only be achieved with a good plan and a great team. Our global team is a major tool in our project management toolbox, and they provide a lot of assistance in making all of our projects go smoothly.