Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the project goal, part of Project Management Foundations: Small Projects.
Understanding the goals of a project is crucial whether a project is small or large.…Focusing on the goal keeps the project headed in the right direction from start to finish.…At the very beginning the project goal helps you decide whether or not to do the project.…Once the project starts the goal helps everyone focus on achieving the right results.…At the end the goal helps you decide whether the project accomplished what…it's set out to do.…
Three questions help clarify the goal.…The first question is, what problem are you trying to solve?…In the relocation example, if you talk to the employees the sweaty crush of…people in the current space might seem like an obvious problem.…But is that really the problem to solve?…Ask why do you need a new location?…Why is the new location important?…Why isn't the old location good enough?…The owner may say that she needs a new space so she can grow her business.…
The goal is more than a new location.…It's a new location that enables the growth of the business.…
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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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