Effective Security Project Management

After running several projects I observe very interesting things about the management of the security projects.

Stakeholders usually have very limited focus. For example if there is a project about network security, they don’t think how to implement some part of the projects into  say an application security project.

Moreover stakeholders usually have lack of long term thinking. You should never spend all of your money to achieve a single thing unless it is so critical. In other words you have to be very effective, efficient and smart. If you are doing a project to reduce abuse in your internal computing resources, don’t try to save the day. Try to save the weeks, months, and years. This is not hard to do.

When you design your project, assume that you are playing with lego. With lego you can build home, and you can break down the home and build a car with the same lego pieces. Your projects should be the same. Moreovoer there will be some “plugins”. This means if you want to achieve X, dont just build X. Do this

Build A, B and C and make them to work together to get X as a result of those three plugins.

A+B+C=X

Moreover the functionality of A, B and C shouldn’t so similar to each other. Make them somewhat diverse by thinking your only condition is that the total    result should be X.

Then next time when you are working for a different project, say project Y, think about using at least one plugin you have here i.e.

A+D+E=Y

This makes you use your resources in a smart way and you have a long term thinking.

Always think smart since this will make your projects better and powerful…

 

2 thoughts on “Effective Security Project Management

  1. Rakesh Kumar

    Hi
    Security is a very important term in any section. Thanks for focusing my point on this topic. I agree with you every stakeholder commonly have limited focus on our project. In any case, more projects running and few projects are same. In that case, security is very important. Project’s info should not be matched with each other.

  2. Tushar

    Hi, great thought about the security of project management . nicely explained with the help of a,b,c role in security. thank you for this article very helpful

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