Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Identifying the work, part of Project Management Foundations: Small Projects.
The work that has to be done is the foundation for your project plan.…The estimates you develop, the team you use and the schedule you build, all stem…from the project work.…The key is to divide the project work into small tasks, so you can plan, track…and manage your project effectively.…Breaking tasks down makes it easier to estimate time and cost.…Once you've broken tasks into smaller pieces, it's easier to assign tasks to team members.…
Smaller tasks make it easier to measure progress.…When you work with smaller tasks you have tasks completed more frequently, and…each completed task is a clear indication of progress.…Now let's look at how to document the tasks you've identified.…For very small projects a simple task list might be enough.…If the project is a little bit bigger you can organize all of the smaller tasks…into a hierarchy, which is called a Work Breakdown Structure.…
We'll go into more detail on how to create work breakdown structure a little later.…Whether you use a task list or work breakdown structure you can use the scope…
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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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