You do not need formal project management certification to manage everyday projects. All you need is common sense and a framework, like the everyday project management framework, to work with.
You do not need a formal project to apply project management principles to your work. These principles work for any task that requires the completion of a series of activities.
Project management is simply applying self-discipline to your work habits. It’s about taking the time to define what you’re setting out to do, and planning how you will do it, before launching into the doing.
You don’t need any fancy equipment or software. All you need to get started is a pencil and paper or a pen and Post-it Notes. For most everyday projects, a spreadsheet is about as sophisticated as you need to go for planning and reporting purposes. You can even draw a critical path map in most spreadsheet applications, but the easiest way to construct a critical path map is to use Post-it Notes on a wall or a whiteboard.
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