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Project Management

Project Management

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Published by Sayed Moin
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Published by: Sayed Moin on Nov 13, 2008
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Project management
Begin early
: It is never too early to start.By starting early you have more time to finish the project,and you guarantee yourself adequate time to do a good job.
Determine the time commitment.
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Estimate long the project, presentation or paper will take to developand complete
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Determine how hard the material is to research
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Set a mid-point to evaluat progress
Break the project down into manageable sections
.This table of tasks includes a column "done by" date to help you organizeyourself and the project.
WhatHowWhen:Summarize objectives
Objectives should be SMART:SpecificMeasurableAttainableRelevantTrackable 
Determine processto achieve objectives
project planning tools(Gantt, Critical Path, PERT)
project production tools(word processing, demonstrationsoftware (PowerPoint), etc.
stages of development
critical sequencing (timeline) 
Verify with instructor
 as oftenasnecessary
Research
text book research
library research
field research
other: 
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Analyzeresearch/findings
plan for gaps
request assistance
mid-stream check-in 
Outline "product"
thesis statement
individual topics 
Write/Compiledocument/presentation
opening paragraph
body
closing arguments/statement 
Document & createbibliography
 
Test
 
Review and evaluate
product
process 
Summarize/digest
 
Rehearse(presentation)
 
Present final product
 
Celebrate
 
What: Case studies *
are written summaries or syntheses of real-life casesbased upon data and research
require you to isolate and think through the key issues involvedagainst both theory and the larger comparative environment
identify appropriate strategies for the resolution of the 'case'
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weigh the pros and cons of the remedial options/strategies
recommend and present a rationale for the best resolution
How: The process of developing a case study:
Define the objective of the case study
Identify the important players within the organization, the "stakeholders"
Identify other target groups of the organization, whether clients or suppliers
State the official mission of the organization studied
State the historical mission of the organization
State the understood mission of the stakeholders in the organization
Scale the importance of stakeholders, whether in decision-making or effect of consequences
Outline the formal decision-making process
Note informal decision-making processes
Identify the process of production or service delivery
Identify support mechanisms
Identify competitors
What is the organizational context of the profession or of competitors?
State the major problem
State subsequent problems and implications
State the role of management
State the role of production/service providers
Identify strategic issues
Identify decisions needed to be made
Identify risk factors
Identify historical precedents
Define remedial options
Compare options as regards pros and cons, theory, risk factors
Make your recommendation and justify
Write an executive summary focusing on key elements
Know the room.
Be familiar with the place in which you will speak.Arrive early, walk around the speaking area and practice using the microphone andany visual aids.
Know the audience.
Greet some of the audience as they arrive.It's easier to speak to a group of friends than to a group of strangers.
Know your material.
Practice your speech and revise it if necessary.If you're not familiar with your material or are uncomfortable with it, yournervousness will increase.
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