Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Evaluating how the project is going, part of Project Management Foundations: Small Projects (2013).
Once you've gotten updates from your team, you can look at your project's…progress on the schedule, and how much you've spent.…You can compare that to the plan to see if you need to make any adjustments.…On very small projects, you might be able to evaluate progress in a spreadsheet.…For example, the relocation project has a small number of tasks, and only a few…dependencies between the tasks.…So, the status and potential impact are easy to spot.…In this example, the build out started late and that delays the date the studio opens.…
If the project is falling behind schedule, you can think about ways to get it back on track.…You might add people to a task to try to finish it more quickly.…Be aware though, at some point, too many people working on the same task…can make it take longer, as people communicate more, disagree or trip over…one another's feet.…You might consider assigning someone more experienced to get tasks done in less time.…This approach sometimes increases cost.…
For example, if you hire someone outside your company to lay out the fitness…
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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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