Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Kicking off work, part of Managing Small Projects.
Now that the plan is approved, you can even kick off the real work, the project,…and start showing progress on what the customer really wants.…For many projects, small and large, one of the first things that has to happen…is getting contracts signed.…If you're a freelancer, you might have approval for the proposal you have…submitted, but it's wise to hold off on starting work until the legal papers are signed.…When your people, materials and equipment are in place with all the paperwork in…order, you hold a celebration of sorts, a kickoff meeting or a conference call…to get the project going.…
This event can perform several functions.…First, a kickoff is the perfect time to make sure everyone understands the…project and gets jazzed about it, the ideal is getting the customer to talk…about the goal and why it's so important.…Second, the kickoff can be a social mixer, so everyone on the project gets to…meet and learn a little bit about each other.…Each person might talk about what they do and how they are involved in the project.…
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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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