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1 How the customer explained it How the project leader understood it How the team designed it

2 Intro to Project Management Jeanne Sawyer What the team created How marketing described it How the project was documented

3 Intro to Project Management Jeanne Sawyer What the team delivered How the customer was billed What the customer really needed

4 Intro to Project Management Jeanne Sawyer Introduction to Project Management Key Concepts What is a Project What is Project Management Why Project Management

5 Intro to Project Management Jeanne Sawyer What is a Project? Formal definition An endeavor intended to meet a Specific Purpose that has a Defined beginning and end

6 Intro to Project Management Jeanne Sawyer What is Project Management The Triple Constraint Scope Time (schedule) Cost Schwalbe, Information Technology Project Management, 2004, p.6

7 Intro to Project Management Jeanne Sawyer Project Management Knowledge Areas: Key competencies in addition to scope, time, cost Quality Human Resources Communications Risks Procurement Whatever you do, do it on purpose and write it down!

8 Intro to Project Management Jeanne Sawyer Why Project Management Hmmmsounds like a lot of work! Yes, but it improves chances of a successful project Meets stakeholder needs On time Within budget Projects by their nature deal with uncertainty! Lets get to the fun stuff Figure it out first Plan Do PlanDoReDoDoReDoDoReDoDoReDo

9 Intro to Project Management Jeanne Sawyer Project Management Tools & Tips Dont assumefind out whats real

10 Intro to Project Management Jeanne Sawyer Project Management Tools & Tips Start using these now Use Team Ground Rules to define how you will work Attendance/Participation Team Decision Making Official Record Roles

11 Intro to Project Management Jeanne Sawyer Proj. Mgmt. Tips: Define the Project If you dont know where youre going, any road will do. Determine the triple constraint parameters & balance for the project Scope oWhat you will do oWhat you will NOT do oPerformance requirements (quality) When you will finish Resource constraints Check all assumptions Document it in the Charter Get stakeholder agreement Start defining the project by considering the end: What will be different when you finish?

12 Intro to Project Management Jeanne Sawyer More Project Management Tips Make a detailed plan What are the things you need to create for your project What are the steps necessary to create them Who will do each one When is each due Use it! Rethink and adjust as you go Late projects get that way one day at a time

13 Intro to Project Management Jeanne Sawyer Try it Next Team Meeting Write down what the final deliverable for your project is in this class Outline the steps youve taken and still need to take to get it done Fill in the details Working backwards, estimate how long you need to complete each task Decide who will do each one & assign due dates

14 Intro to Project Management Jeanne Sawyer Project Management Resources If you want to learn more now Lots of books Fred Brooks, Mythical Man Month Project Management Institute www.pmi.org Consider joining now, as a student oIts cheaper oBuild your network oLearn more about project management Project Management is a great career option


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