You will learn what pitfalls to avoid when managing government projects.
- Let's be honest,…project management is not for the faint of heart.…There are many challenges you'll face…while making sure your projects stay on target.…However, if you take a proactive approach…by having a plan of action in place…your projects won't go off course.…So how do you avoid making the same mistakes…that others have made before you?…Well, one good way is to study the lessons learned…from previous projects.…
Let me walk you through five of the most common…project pitfalls and best practices and how to avoid them.…Number one, kicking off without a signed project charter.…That's a no-no.…Number two, allowing scope creep.…Number three, falling behind schedule.…Number four, going over budget.…And of course, number five, failing to implement…a change control system.…
First, you want to make sure you have…a signed project charter before doing anything.…Your project charter describes the project,…how you'll approach it,…and names all the stakeholders involved.…You want to get this signed,…preferable by someone with the authority…
Learn the best practices and terminology for working with the government, including documentation such as subsidiary plans, RFPs, PWSs, and SOOs. Walk through the three phases of contract negotiation—pre-award, award, and post-award—and common challenges as well as solutions for bidding on government contracts and getting projects authorized.
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- Avoiding common pitfalls
- Reviewing the request for proposal (RFP)
- Identifying stakeholders
- Refining the deliverables
- Finalizing the contract
- Kicking off the project
- Managing the project
- Closing out the project