In this video, learn about project goals and the different types of project objectives.
- [Voiceover] With the problem defined, you need to…describe what the project is supposed to achieve.…That is, the project goal.…A project goal is the high level target…that states the end result that the project will achieve.…The goal should be a simple statement,…and easy for everyone to understand.…That way, you can use it get buy-in…and guide the team to a successful conclusion.…Objectives further define the goal by fleshing out details.…
Identifying objectives is important, because…they help define the scope, your approach,…and the success criteria you have to meet.…Business objectives are often strategies or tactics…that support your organization's goals.…For example, achieve 85% room occupancy rate,…or increase brand recognition.…Financial objectives are all about money,…such as increasing revenue by 15%,…or cutting costs by 5%.…
Your organization might require that…projects deliver a 15% return on…the money invested in the project.…Quality objectives specify how good results must be.…For example, if your project is supposed to…
Bonnie Biafore has always been fascinated by how things work and how to make things work better. In this course, she explains the fundamentals of project management, from defining the problem, establishing project goals and objectives, and building a project plan to managing team resources, meeting deadlines, and closing the project. Along the way, she provides tips for reporting on project performance, keeping a project on track, and gaining customer acceptance.
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- Defining the components of a project
- What it takes to be a project manager
- Using project management software like Microsoft Project
- Managing project scope, budget, and schedule
- Managing project resources, including people
- Managing project risk
- Initiating a project
- Identifying and managing stakeholders
- Identifying requirements and deliverables
- Developing a project plan
- Building a project schedule
- Assigning resources to tasks
- Understanding the critical path
- Running the project
- Managing teams
- Monitoring performance
- Closing a project
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know Project Management
2. Exploring Project Management Knowledge Areas
3. First Things First
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4. Developing a Project Plan
5. Building a Project Schedule
6. While You Run the Project
7. Working with Teams
8. Monitoring and Controlling Progress and Performance
9. Closing a Project
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