Best Practices in Project management

It really pays if things are done the right way.  It minimizes
the risk and saves the company resources as well. 
Project Management requires careful planning, monitoring
and controlling the activities of a team to achieve success
in the goals of the project.

In order to achieve success in project management is to
adapt to the best practices in the field of project management. 
These best practices serves as steps or procedures to follow
before implementing a project:

1.  Define the scope and objectives.  You need to
     understand what the project intends to achieve.  The
     project should be able to get the support and
     understanding of each participant so as to be clear as
     to the project expected output deliverables.
2.  Define deliverables.  Deliverables need to be cleared
     and defined to participants.  This will enable them to
     know the expected output at the end of the project.
3.  Project Planning.  It is at this stage that you are able
     to define as to how you will achieve the objective given
     the deliverables that are expected at the end of the
4.  Communication.  It becomes necessary that
     communication should take place within the project
     team.  Allow each team members to know what is
     expected from them, their responsibilities as well as
     their accountability.
5.  Tracking and reporting project progress. Constant
     monitoring pf the actual progress against planned.
6.  Change Management.  Project managers should be
     able to determine if change management has to be
     done at the mid of the project implementation or
     postpone such. 
7.  Risk Management.  The ability to assess or see
     probable risk and be able to find solutions even
     before it happens.

With the project management best practices handling
projects would be easy if steps are done the right way.