Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Organizing your project files, part of Project Management Foundations: Small Projects.
Whether you're working on a team or on your own, you can make your projects run…more smoothly by organizing your project files effectively.…Very small projects with very small teams might be able to track project…information in single files.…For example, a spreadsheet for change requests another for issues and another for risks.…As far as which type of file to use if you're going to spend a lot of time…editing the content of the document such as defining specifications, go with a…word processing document.…
On the other hand a spreadsheet makes it easy to sort or filter entries in a…long list and you can also perform calculations such as adding up the hours for…all the approved change requests.…If your project produces more information you might end up with multiple files…about tasks or change requests.…In that case you create folders for each category of information such as tasks,…risks, changes, issues and so on.…
When files change over time you also need to keep track of the changes to your documents.…
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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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