Discover how to obtain approval for your project plan.
- Now that you have a plan for the project,…you need to get approval from the stakeholders…to proceed with performing the project work.…This approval is important because you need…stakeholder commitment to make the project a success.…After you put the plan together,…you might think about getting approval…by mailing or e-mailing a packet to stakeholders…and asking them to sign on the dotted line.…I don't recommend that approach.…The problem is is that people don't read through the packet.…
They might sign their names, but if they find something…they disagree with later, their commitment disappears…and you're back where you started.…A face-to-face sign off meeting is more effective.…Schedule a meeting specifically for obtaining approval.…The agenda for the meeting is straightforward.…First, present the project plan to make sure…the stakeholders agree with it.…If any issues arise, deal with them right then and there…or if the issues are big enough, you might have to…reschedule the sign off so you can rework the plan.…
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.
- 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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