Join Chris Croft for an in-depth discussion in this video Deciding how to list tasks, part of Project Management Simplified.
- Step two of the 12-step process is to list the tasks.…It's a key part of your planning.…If you think about it, you can only lose on this step.…It's very easy to forget a task.…Particularly when you're planning…a project you've never done before,…there's going to be something you forget.…And you can only lose because you're…not going to list tasks that you end up not needing.…You're never going to say, "We finished the house early…"because we didn't have to do the walls after all,"…or, "The House was cheaper than we thought…"because we didn't have to do a roof."…So everything that you've listed, you will have to do.…
So we need to put a bit of effort…into thinking about these tasks.…So how can we do it?…Well, there are three ways to list the tasks,…and I think of these as being right-brain,…left-brain, and someone else's brain.…That's how I remember it.…The Right-Brain Method is to have a brainstorm…of all the tasks you can think of.…And remember, just because you're the project manager…doesn't mean you have to sit in a room…
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- Defining project scope
- Deciding how to list tasks
- Estimating costs and time
- Planning for risk
- Staying on budget