Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Five tips for managing small projects, part of Project Management Foundations: Small Projects (2013).
Because small projects have their own idiosyncrasies, you don't use exactly the…same methods for managing them as you do large projects.…Here are five tips for managing small projects.…So be sure to understand what the project is all about.…Gather information on what the customer really wants to achieve, and what's…beyond the boundaries of the project.…We'll talk about this more in the next chapter.…It might sounds strange, but another tip is, do just enough to make the project a success.…
Your goal as Project Manager is to complete the project successfully, no less and no more.…Make sure that everyone works on just the tasks that are required.…It's important that your team members don't try to squeeze in other objectives,…or add work just because it would be nice to have. Another tip;…build an effective team and keep it effective.…If you have a choice, use people who know how to do the kind of work the project…requires, and ideally who have worked well together in the past.…
The next best thing is people you think will work well together, even if they…
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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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