PM in our everyday life. A3

In the previous post, we’ve set the goal based on SMART criteria. Our final definition is: Family travel with 5-year-old child to Italy for beach holiday and sightseeing from 29th May 2017 till 18th June 2017. Arrive in Milan, settle in Rimini, reserve 5 days for beach holiday, visit at least 5 amusement parks around Rimini, … Continue reading PM in our everyday life. A3

Advertisements

PM in our everyday life. Set goals and go through “Iron Triangle”

Before we start implementing something in our everyday life, it would be great if we decide what exactly we are going to achieve. So, I’ll try to describe goals and main project constraints, using examples from our everyday life. When we are speaking about goals, the first thing that comes to mind is SMART criteria. It … Continue reading PM in our everyday life. Set goals and go through “Iron Triangle”

PM in our everyday life. Quick look at differences between operation and project management.

Several years ago I’ve posted a series dedicated to project management. It was quite hard, fill with technical details and not very clear for common understanding of project management. Today I would like to return to this topic but on quite another level: try to look at project management as simple thing, that can be … Continue reading PM in our everyday life. Quick look at differences between operation and project management.

Project Management. Planning Phase. Costs.

In this post I will speak only about several costs’ calculations that can help us to track project expenses. I would like to put all calculation in one table and then make some comments to presented data. Also, I would dwell only on labour calculations, but it would be rather easy to expand them to … Continue reading Project Management. Planning Phase. Costs.

Project Management. Planning Phase. Schedule.

Project schedule – after creation it is used regularly till end of the project. The main schedule I prefer to track in Microsoft Project. In my practice I'm trying to use the following principles while dealing with MS Project: Human resources load can not be more then 80%. On the one hand nobody can work … Continue reading Project Management. Planning Phase. Schedule.

Project Management. Planning Phase. Communication Plan.

Communication plan is a set of matrixes and procedures to regulate relations inside project team and with outside teams and individuals. Usually I do not publish communication plan as a separate document, it’s the part of Project Management plan. In my post I will go through main section of communication plan, briefly describing each of … Continue reading Project Management. Planning Phase. Communication Plan.

Project Management: Planning Phase. Functional & Technical Designs.

I would like to start detailed description for the Project Planning Phase with Functional and Technical designs. As I’m speaking about software development projects, this post will have some specific, and of course you cannot use the same templates for example building projects ))). Another important thing is that designs are normally does not created … Continue reading Project Management: Planning Phase. Functional & Technical Designs.

Project Management: Planning Phase (Brief Description).

So, we’ve come to the most important phase for Project Manager – Planning Phase. Why is it so important? The main reason is that on this phase we lay the baseline for the whole project. And with poor foundation any “building” would crash. This building – is our project, and its success depends on how … Continue reading Project Management: Planning Phase (Brief Description).