Project Management Series

by | Aug 21, 2018 | Training, Work Culture

Post #1 of 6: The Equipment Checklist

Day-to-Day Tools for Balancing Speed, Quality, and Costs

Project Success = Quality Work Delivered On Time and Within Budget

Project success, as every project manager knows, hinges on the right balance of speed, quality, and cost. And every project, of course, comes with challenges that threaten to throw off that balance. Go too fast, and your quality may suffer. Go too slow, and your costs may increase. The challenge is to find the sweet spot right in the middle.

The big questions seem to be – How do you win the small day-to-day battles to ensure your product not only delivers on quality, but also delivers a healthy profit in the end? How do you use tried and true project management tactics each day to ensure the product is the best it can be?

Here’s where we can help! By combining knowledge from instructional design and project management, we have put together an equipment checklist of key structures needed to hit deadlines while also ensuring quality and maximizing profit in your day-to-day management of a project.

Equipment Checklist:




Review Process


Check-In Meetings


Communication Plan


Budget Strategy

In this series of 6 posts, we will break down each of the above key structures of the equipment checklist, clearly laying the foundation for project success. Be on the lookout for the next post in this series, which will focus on timelines and their importance in setting expectations and meeting deadlines.