Planning and organising

Having the ability to prepare and organise people and resources for projects.

Planning and organising is a particularly useful skill to have when you need to manage or take charge of projects. It is the most important part of making sure the work you create will be a success and is done within the right time. You will learn how to make practical choices based on the resources you have.

Being able to organise how to complete a task is an important ability. Managing projects needs the skill to pick which parts of the project are more important and make sure these tasks are completed on time. You will also learn to decide which resources you will need and to prepare for any changes.

As part of planning, you will also learn to see the long-term goal of each project. This is an important skill as you will be able to understand and plan towards a certain goal. Knowing what the project will be used for will also help you learn what the audience need most and to plan your project to be more effective.

The ability to manage projects is a valuable skill for those looking to show how they can work at a higher level of responsibility. Knowing how to choose tasks and resources to complete work and how to make the result the most useful is a skill that can be used in all types of careers.

Examples of types of planning and organising are:

  • Coordinating tasks for a range of people
  • Creating clear goals for each project
  • Managing the way the project will be put into action
  • Planning resources and preparing for any sudden change
  • Monitoring how the project is going and keep it on task