A Project Guide

02 January 2011

The use of a project guide is widespread in the manufacturing sector of business. The leading reason is that no project manager will know everything when it comes to formulating all the necessary components of a project. Many know a great deal but with the advancements in techniques and the global competition, a little help goes a long way.

The right project guide at times might be difficult to find and identify.  While there are many on the internet that is available for free, the one that is applicable to your requirements and needs does take a bit of looking. The first step is to know what you want, then what you may need before even looking for a practical guide.

Once you know what you want and any needs that your particular manufacturing style or category might need the search for a project guide can begin. One helpful place to look is from the many manufactures of software programming. For manufacturing, the best sources are the producers of project management office programs. They specialize in this particular area of programming and are knowledgeable on the subject.

An available project guide that is free of charge is both the open source and proprietary source books. The major difference between to two, other than the the programming access is the proprietary source generally requires the use to sign a license agreement. This is generally because they also offer proprietary software that can be used to develop project plans that cost the consumer’s money to own and use and they ask that you to share the information you have received.

The contents of a project guide will contain how you can manage the people in your project team, budget the resources including the revenue that will fund the project, create the communications and risk plans along with other issues that will help the project manager create a successful project plan so a deliverable can be created.

The end result of following a project guide is to have a sustainable revenue stream established for your business, so it can grow and be competitive on the global market. This is not an easy task to do, but is possible with the right help.