How to define project goals – 10 questions one should answer

Whether it is about starting a new blog or building a new airport, before starting the project one has to get convinced about the business case and the viability of the project. Projects fail at the beginning, not at the end. Filtering out the best before investment is the key to avoid failures. Before startingContinue reading “How to define project goals – 10 questions one should answer”

Project management essentials

Define the goal Collect requirements Define scope Develop product breakdown structure Develop work breakdown structure Develop project strategy Estimate the work packages Determine budget Decompose the work Packages into activities Develop activity sequences Estimate activity effort and durations Perform bottom up estimation Optimise budgets Develop schedule Allocate resources Execute Change management Monitor and control CloseContinue reading “Project management essentials”

Work breakdown structure

Projects fail at the beginning. Two of the main reasons for project failures are inaccurate estimates and scope creep / deficit. Of these two major causes, Scope creep is easy to manage, as most of the clients are willing to pay for extra scope than planned, where as scope deficit results in not meeting theContinue reading “Work breakdown structure”