Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Determining the right level of project management, part of Project Management Foundations: Small Projects (2013).
Planning and other project management activities help make a project a success.…But too much, and the project might drown in bureaucracy;…too little, and the project might not succeed.…The key is, to determine how much project management it will take, no more, no…less to ensure that the project achieves its goal.…To find that sweet spot of just enough project management it pays to be smart…and a little bit lazy.…
When you are smart you can identify what really needs to be done and when you…are lazy you find the simplest and easy way to do those things.…As a rule of thumb the time a project manager spends is about 15% of the project hours.…That means out of 1000 hours, 850 hours would be for doing the actual work to…achieve the project goal, and 150 hours would be project management to make sure…the project is successful.…
Small projects usually represent fewer total hours, so the hours for project…management are less, too.…This just-enough style of project management also helps prevent unnecessary…
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- Defining the life cycle and scope of small projects
- Identifying the project customer and other stakeholders
- Determining the right level of management
- Scheduling work
- Managing risk
- Keeping things moving
- Evaluating the project
- Getting sign-off and tying up loose ends<br><br>
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Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started with Small Projects
Defining small projects2m 19s
2. Starting the Project
3. Organizing the Work
4. Getting Things Done
5. Tracking Progress
6. Wrapping Up
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