Presentation on theme: "Project Flow Chart. 2 Project Initiation 2 reasons for starting a project: –the client has a problem –the client cannot take advantage of an opportunity."— Presentation transcript:
2 Project Initiation 2 reasons for starting a project: –the client has a problem –the client cannot take advantage of an opportunity –disasters usually require instant action. Investigate the present situation to determine which applies.
Project Flow Chart3 Problem Definition Define the problem(s): Dovisit the site speak to the stakeholders Don’taccept the client’s “self diagnosis preselect your solution
Project Flow Chart4 Solution Definition Define the solution(s): –“It will be fixed when I can…” Establish the project goal: –“The goal of this project is to…”
Project Flow Chart5 Work Breakdown Define the major phases of the project to create a list of SMART objectives: –Specific –Measurable –Achievable –Realistic –Time limited
Project Flow Chart6 Scope Control Establish the scope of each phase. Define the limits of the project: –what it includes –what it specifically excludes Scope provides a “safety net” for both the client and the consultant.
Project Flow Chart7 Project Proposal - 1 Investigate the alternatives Describe a range of solutions Recommend a solution Justify your recommendation Justify your rejection of the alternative solutions
Project Flow Chart8 Project Proposal - 2 Provide a cost/benefit analysis for the recommended solution. Outline the feasibility of the solution. Provide a task list and time line to completion. Recommend the acceptance of the proposal. Provide supporting evidence.
Project Flow Chart9 Project Relationships Major phases relate to Objectives which are linked to Deliverables created within the Scope of each phase.
Project Flow Chart10 “Doing” Phase A well planned project runs itself: –tasks have been defined –scope has been managed –contingencies have been anticipated. Simple monitoring will see the project completed on time.
Project Flow Chart11 Project Maxim You can have it: –fast –cheap or –good Choose two!