Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Working through problems, part of Project Management Foundations: Small Projects (2013).
During the life of your project, you'll have to solve problems and make…numerous decisions.…One of the most valuable skills to develop is the ability to focus on the things…that are most important.…People sometimes confuse urgency with importance.…A ringing phone is urgent, but the call might not be important.…Stephen Covey, the author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, uses…a graph that categorizes the things that compete for your attention by…importance, and urgency.…
Because the items in each quadrant of the graph require a different…approach, you start by gauging both the importance and urgency of each…problem and decision you face.…The first step is to determine whether the item is important.…To assess importance, you can ask two questions.…Does this decision or problem have a significant impact?…Does the impact last for a long time?…If the impact is significant and lasts a long time, the item is very important.…
Suppose the general contractor wants you to choose the flooring for the studio.…
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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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