Common Sense Project Management by Mike Rounds

By Mike Rounds

From the earliest towns on the earth in the course of the nice Wall of China directly to the 3 Rivers Gorges Dam venture, undertaking administration has been part of the march of civilization. logic undertaking administration is an easy, frequently unique workbook method of organizing and coping with tasks of just about any dimension or complexity. Its premise is that venture administration needs to be part of the answer and not part of the matter. during this e-book, you'll study that powerful undertaking administration is mechanics, no longer magic and Mike’s velocity Scheduling approach proves that any one could be a nice undertaking supervisor in the event that they simply research and persist with the fundamental principles.

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As an example, your project team has been tasked with developing a software system which will hold customer records, then someone decides it will also deal with customer bills, then these bills will be provided on the Internet, and s o on and so forth. Of course, all the functions will have to be delivered a t one time, therefore affecting time scales, and all will have to have detailed requirements. The management team must be realistic about what it is they want and when, and stick to it. 9. No change control system Despite everything, change is happening at a faster rate than ever before.

Projects are the building blocks that make u p the overall structure of the business and when a project fails, part of the overall business structure fails too. The Three Keys to Project Success There do seem to be three factors that all successful projects have in common. Each of these factors is key to any project's success. Each project can be viewed a s a three-legged stool. All three legs must be in place for the stool to stand sturdily. In a systems project, these "legs" or critical success factors consist of the following: 0 Top management support for the success of the project.

Planning clarifies Planning helps us figure out what we really want out of a project. By carefully defining and refining our objectives, we provide ourselves with an effective tool for getting past the unnecessary tasks that inevitably creep into our daily lives that do not contribute to the success of the stated project. Once we know what is essential to our success and what is not, we can more easily avoid wasting resources on those things that do not help us to accomplish our stated mission.

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