Discover how to select a strategy for achieving a project’s goal and objectives.
- [Voiceover] Once you've defined a project's goal…and objectives, you're likely to find…that there's more than one way to achieve them.…Let's look at how you can evaluate alternative strategies…and select the right solution.…First, bring together a small group of people…familiar with the project to brainstorm possible strategies.…The brainstorming group should read the problem statement,…goal, and objectives, and then begin…generating possible strategies.…A brainstorming session should be a free flow of ideas.…
The point is to get as many ideas written down as possible…before you begin evaluating or criticizing them.…Once you've written down several strategies,…you need to evaluate them.…You can use a Decision Matrix to compare your options.…The group should ask,…how well does this strategy satisfy the project objectives?…One way to quickly shorten the list of contenders…is to check whether a strategy satisfies…all the must-have objectives.…
If a strategy doesn't satisfy one of your must-haves,…you don't have to fill out the rest of the values…
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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