It can be quite stressing if according to your original schedule the deadline to complete the project is 4 months and your client suddenly requests to do it in 3 months. However, there are some tips that you can use to meet an established time constraint in your remote project.
If you are a virtual project manager, the following tips can be of great help in reducing the time of your project.
1. Reconsider your Initial Deadline and Schedule
Ensure that you have described all the tasks and activities in detail and ask other experts to recheck and review your original durations. Also, don’t forget to discuss with the people involved in the project is it possible to reduce the duration of some tasks.
2. Use the Expertise of More Experienced Employees
Sometimes, to complete the task efficiently and faster, it is good to use the expertise of workers who are more experienced in performing the specific task. However, such employees are not always available to work on your project as they might be needed somewhere else in the organization. Not to mention, they cost more money.
3. Determine Different Ways of Performing Tasks
When you want to meet an established time constraint it is very important to consider different ways of performing the task. For example, if you made a timeline of 4 weeks to complete a task, you can consider outsourcing it if the external contractor agrees to do it in 3 weeks.
4. Try to Perform Tasks in Parallel
Performing tasks in parallel rather sequentially great reduce the overall time of the project. This is called fast-tracking. This technique is vital to meeting the established time constraints in your project. However, it also increases the chances of mistakes. So keep this in mind while fast-tracking.
If you are having a difficult time reducing critical path and meeting an established time constraint in your remote project, try using these tips.
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