How We Manage Projects
The four basic elements that must be managed in a project are resources, time, money and scope. They are all interrelated and there will be forces that will try to pull them in different directions. We know that during a project many new ideas constantly emerge, but we can only adapt these by changing the scope. So we need a filter that ensures that we choose the right ideas, because changing the scope must be followed by a decision to either adjust resources or reschedule.
So the task of the project manager is to steer the project towards the major goal and avoid letting smaller changes in scope affect the progress towards the major goal. To achieve this we use project management tools and we continusly follow up on how the project progresses. If milestones are not reached at the expected times we figure out why and adapt so that we can continue to move at the right pace.