I have noticed that there is a fundamental difference in approach with projects that get done on time (and well) and projects that get delayed or get done shoddily.

A project that will be done on time has a good project manager that is able to list out the tasks (step 1) and sort the tasks according to the impact they have (step 2). A great project manager will add an optional step 3: execute the project in an order that the stakeholders see visible progress.

The best way to complete a project is to strip it down to the minimum possible. Then attack that minimum with the maximum possible effort. Don’t beat around the bush and do things that have low impact.

This post is contributed by Mark Essien, the founder of Hotels.ng

Prowork enables you create project roles, manage task and dependencies.