When you’re managing a creative project, proper planning is critical to your success. If you lack a defined and realistic plan, even the most sophisticated project can act like an unruly teenager: it goes in all sorts of illogical directions and can overwhelm the most experienced team. Using project management principles to plan your project before you begin can make a real difference in the unfolding and outcome of your project. Here are six easy steps to ensure your team finishes a project on time and under budget. If you follow these steps, your agency will be completing projects and landing new business in no time.