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Small Business in a Changing World
What Is a Project?
What Is Management?
Conclusion: Project Management for Your Business
Where Do Projects Fit into Your Business?
Eight Ways Projects Benefit Your Business
Who’s Who on a Project
The 14 Questions for Every Project
Conclusion: Pick a Project and Go!
Businesses, Projects, and Systems
Stages and Gates
The Nine Areas of Project Management
Conclusion: Tying It All Together
Rules for Making Dreams Real
Defining Your Dream or Opportunity
From Dream to Deadline
Conclusion: Making Your Dreams Real
What Is a Problem?
From Problem to Project
Conclusion: Making the Solution Work
The Steps of Defining Scope
Write a Basic Statement of What We Are Making
Choose a General Approach to How We Will Make It
Write a Detailed Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
Write a Detailed Action Plan
Conclusion: A Leader with a Plan
Allocating, Estimating, Scheduling, and Budgeting
Detailed Scheduling
Detailed Budgeting
Conclusion: Ready to Stay on Track
Simple Quality Basics
Defining Quality
Planning for Quality
Risk Identification: Listing the Risks
Risk Analysis
Risk Response Planning
Risk Monitoring and Control
Conclusion: If It Doesn’t Go Wrong, It Will Go Right
Getting the right team
Getting the Right Team
Defining Jobs Clearly
Supporting Self-Management
Supporting Effective Team Communications
Conclusion: Team Success™
Purchasing for Projects
Getting Expertise
Getting Information
Getting Permission
Evaluating Vendors
Tracking and Saving Money in the Purchasing Process
Conclusion: Hassle-Free and Good to Go!
Tying the Plan Together
What if the Plan Changes?
The Status Meeting
The Feedback-and-Control Concept
Practical Course Correction
Sources of Scope Creep
Managing Scope Creep
Conclusion: Don’t Move the Goalposts
Time Management in the Doing Stage
Cost Management in the Doing Stage
Conclusion: The Iron Triangle Delivered
Work Systems That Eliminate Error
Creating a Quality Team
Quality at the Business Level
Quality at the Project Level
Quality at the Technical Level
Watch for Risks
Monitor Risk Status
Keep Looking Ahead
Manage Risks Quickly
Keep the Project Moving
Conclusion: Sailing Through Stormy Waters
Discuss Expectations Openly
Documenting Expectations
Defining the Expectations Gap
Managing the Expectations Gap
Ensure Communication with All Customers
Conclusion: The Doing Is Done!
The Challenges of Following Through
Technical Follow-Through
Project Management Follow-Through
Conclusion: Safely Ashore!
Business Follow-Through
Follow-up After the Project
All You Need to Know
Conclusion: Success and Delight
A Long Time Coming: Opening the First Store
Gaining, Training, and Retaining Staff
Improvements—Roasting and Going Nuts!
Front Porch Two: A Dream Coming True
Tips for Those Starting a Business
Conclusion
A Strategic Plan Adds Flexibility
What Is a Strategic Plan?
How to Plan Strategy Each Year
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Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

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Published by: Wilbur Smith on Apr 24, 2012
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