Forming the security project team is one of the most important planning tasks, because projects don't just run themselves and project tasks don't just magically get done—they rely on people to do them.Therefore, the people you surround yourself with on this project will be the key to suc-cess.Taking time to start at the top and define the roles, responsibilities, and competencies needed will help you avoid narrowing your focus too early. Often if we like or dislike someone with a particular skill or competency, our decision making can be influenced. Starting with the impersonal data will help ensure you create a solid list before focusing in on the specific people you need.

Since there are few companies where people are just sitting around waiting for their next assignment, you will have to contend with a variety of staffing issues and constraints. How they manifest will vary from company to company; you're probably well aware of the issues you're likely to face.This is a good time to sit down and talk with your project sponsor to make sure you have his or her support and to help you gain the resources you need to ensure a successful project. If you are unable to secure the necessary people (skills, competencies, roles) for your project, you're headed for a very rocky road ahead. Be flexible and creative when looking for ways to resolve staffing constraints, but don't launch a project with glaring staffing holes either.

Define project processes and procedures from A to Z so your team can get its work done quickly and efficiently. They should know how, when, and to whom to submit a status report and what data should be in that report. They should know how to notify the team or you of a problem, and how to escalate and resolve problems. They should understand what constitutes a change, how to submit a change request, and what the procedures are for managing change requests throughout the project lifecycle. Processes and procedures help the project run smoothly and they help you avoid having to reinvent the wheel from project to project.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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