You will learn how to capture the high-level constraints of your project.
- Some projects are big and some are small,…but they all have multiple constraints…you need to take into account.…In order to determine what the high level…project constraints are and which ones will take precedence,…you should start with the three major constraints,…scope, time, and cost.…When you determine the scope constraints,…you want to get a good sense of what the desired outcome is.…In other words, what is the ultimate goal of the project…and how does it relate to the agency's goals as a whole?…At this stage, focus more on what needs to be done…rather than getting into the specifics…of how it should be done.…
This will come later once the contract is won…and you begin formally planning the project.…Also take note of the standards for completeness…as well as any initial success criteria.…For example, should the website be able to handle…50,000 visitors a day?…Does the building need to be LEED Certified?…These are questions that may not be addressed in the RFP,…so you may need to roll up your sleeves,…do some investigative work…
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.
- 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