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Mochal, Tom

Lessons in Project Management

Mochal, Tom - Lessons in Project Management, ebook

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Table of contents

1. The Year Begins—On a Slippery Note
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

2. Understand the Characteristics of a Project
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

3. Always Have an Identified and Committed Sponsor
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

4. Report Status on All Projects
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

5. Focus on Deadline Dates
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

6. Apply Some Level of Project Management Discipline
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

7. Define and Plan the Work First
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

8. Don’t “Microbuild” or Micromanage the Workplan
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

9. Hire a Diverse Project Team
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

10. Define the Many Aspects of What Is In Scope and Out of Scope
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

11. Use the “Big Three” Documents
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

12. Use Scope Change Management
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

13. Collect Metrics
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

14. Give Performance Feedback Routinely
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

15. Ensure Issues Management Is Everyone’s Responsibility
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

16. Shorten Long Meetings to Sharpen the Focus
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

17. Identify the Root Cause of Problems
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

18. Use Quality Assurance to Validate Project Status
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

19. Cancel Projects That Lose Business Support
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

20. Use Risk Management to Discover Potential Problems
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

21. Focus Quality Management on Processes, Not People
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

22. Don’t Use Your Estimating Contingency for Scope Changes
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

23. Develop a Communication Plan for Complex Projects
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

24. Scale Your Processes Based on Project Size
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

25. Plan the Project Even If You Start the Work at the Same Time
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

26. Identify the Critical Path and How This Path Drives the End Date
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

27. Change Assumptions to Revise an Estimate
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

28. Don’t Forget Face-to-Face Communication on Your Project
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

29. Make Quality a Mindset and Ongoing Process
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

30. Batch Small Scope Change Requests for Sponsor Approval
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

31. Manage Your Vendor Projects Proactively
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

32. Look for Risks Inherent to Your Project
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

33. Get Sponsor Approval Before Investigating Large Scope Change Requests
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

34. Make Sure the Cost of Collecting Metrics Does Not Exceed Their Value
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

35. Use Multiple Estimating Techniques
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

36. Keep Your Schedule Up to Date
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

37. Use Issue Management to Choose the Best of Bad Alternatives
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

38. Collect Metrics That Can Lead to Fundamental Improvements
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

39. Evaluate All Risk Response Options in the Risk Plan
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

40. Manage Client Expectations
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

41. Use Milestones to Track Overall Progress
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

42. Catch Errors as Early as Possible
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

43. Gain Sponsor Approval for Scope Changes Requiring Budget and Deadline Deviation
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

44. Be Proactive to Accelerate the Project Schedule
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

45. Use the Work Breakdown Structure to Identify All the Work
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

46. Write Your Status Reports from the Reader’s Perspective
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

47. Update Your Risk Plan Throughout the Project
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

48. Don’t Deliver More Than the Client Requested
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

49. Make One Person Responsible for Each Activity
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

50. Focus on Deadlines to Keep Your Project from Wandering
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

51. Gain Agreement on Project Metrics Ahead of Time
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

52. Year-End Recap
Tom Mochal, Jeff Mochal

Keywords: Economics/Management Science, Business/Management Science, general

Author(s)
 
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2011
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
236 pages
Category
Economy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781430238355

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