In order to achieve difficult goals, project managers must consider all of the possible activities that must be achieved. Eddie Davilla explains how to estimate the time and resources required for each activity, and how to determine the order in which they should be done.
- While many of the things we're asked to do … at work each day are often repetitive, … sometimes the company takes on a task … that is large, complex, and/or unique. … These types of endeavors are called projects. … Projects typically have timelines … that could be as short as a few weeks … or as long as a number of years. … The goal, of course, is to accomplish something new, … something grand, or sometimes, something that is difficult. … Examples might include designing a new product, … creating a revolutionary drug to cure a disease, … building a sports stadium, … developing a comprehensive annual report for your investors. … In order to achieve these difficult goals, … project managers must consider … all of the possible activities that must be achieved. … They must be able to estimate the time and resources … required for each of those activities … and they must also know in which order … those activities must be completed. … Once this is accomplished, project managers can create …
- Understanding operations management
- Making key inventory decisions
- Balancing holding costs and ordering costs
- Choosing a production strategy and facility layout
- Managing waiting-line systems
- Defining quality and improving quality
- Managing business processes
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Introduction to Operations
2. Managing Inventory Basics
3. Making Products and Services
4. Managing Waiting Lines Basics
5. Quality Control Basics
6. Operations at the Office
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