You will learn how to implement your plan.
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- Once the Project Management Plan has been approved,…your focus needs to shift to project execution.…This is when the work begins and the majority…of your project's schedule and budget will be spent.…You should expect the visibility and pace of your project…to intensify as the project deliverables are completed.…However tempting it might be…to delve into the minute details of you project,…you should avoid getting bogged down,…especially during execution.…
You should lead the project effort rather than do the work.…The larger the project,…the more you will have to focus on the bigger picture…in order to keep it on track.…It is your job to reiterate the project's vision…and empower your team to implement deliverables…within the constraints.…Along the way, you will continually assess potential risks…and establish strategies to respond to them.…For example, you might contemplate…the probability of regulatory approvals…and determine the best ways to avoid delays.…
Additionally, you should come up with alternate plans…
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