Managing Projects

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another in the series of Mastering Workplace Productivity courses designed by the Jason Womack Company.

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Managing Projects

  1. 1. Managing Projects
  2. 2. MindsetTools Skills
  3. 3. Managing ProjectsManaging:...the process of moving ideas andobjectives toward completion... Projects: ...enterprises that are carefully planned and designed...
  4. 4. Psychologyof Performance
  5. 5. Psychology: the scientific study of thehuman mind and its functions, esp. those affecting behavior in a given context. 8
  6. 6. Context: as thinking and planning isrelated to managing a project and outcomes over time. 9
  7. 7. Psychologyof Performance Sociology of Productivity
  8. 8. Sociology: the study of the development, structure, andfunctioning of human society. 11
  9. 9. human society: in this case, the significantgroup of people you’re going to need to help you move your project to completion. 12
  10. 10. Psychology of Performance Technology Sociologythat gets things done of Productivity
  11. 11. Technology:the application of scientific knowledge for practicalpurposes, esp. in industry 14
  12. 12. scientific knowledge:the tools (paper/digital)required to manage the multiple priorities and aspects of the project 15
  13. 13. Where? Who? What? When?Why? How?
  14. 14. • Please write your own response to the prompt on the top of page 3:• “Managing Projects” means: _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________
  15. 15. Objectives:1.Effectively plan for a results- oriented project;2. identify the critical success factors for maximum impact;3. track & report on progress from beginning to completion.
  16. 16. • Please write 1-2 sentences on your 3X5 note card ... “I am here today so that ____ _______________________ _______________________ _______________________ _______________________ ______________________”
  17. 17. • In just a moment, please introduce yourself to the people next to you...
  18. 18. • ... and then share a couple of the reasons you signed up for the course today. • “My name is... And, I am here so that...”
  19. 19. + _________________ What are significant elements+ _________________+ _________________ of well-managed projects?
  20. 20. Page 140
  21. 21. YourPROJECT...
  22. 22. Page 2 Please review the3 THEMES and 9 areaswe will explore during this workshop.
  23. 23. Ideas... Implementation...
  24. 24. Four Components:productively managing a projectD=C=O=M=
  25. 25. Four Components: productively managing a projectD= DirectionC=O=M=
  26. 26. Four Components: productively managing a projectD= DirectionC= CompetenciesO=M=
  27. 27. Four Components: productively managing a projectD= DirectionC= CompetenciesO= OpportunitiesM=
  28. 28. Four Components: productively managing a projectD= DirectionC= CompetenciesO= OpportunitiesM= Motivation
  29. 29. • Please choose a minimum of 7 “bullet points” that you know will need attention* in the next week or so... *time, energy, focus, resources, etc
  30. 30. • Please write a brief (please keep it to 10-20 words) definition of the project you brought to think about and plan today.• (This is a VERY rough draft description of the project.)
  31. 31. • Now, in small groups, please share - one at a time - the project you’re thinking about/planning/managing. • “Hi my name is... And, my project is...”
  32. 32. Page 181
  33. 33. Critical Success Factors*Critical Success Factor(CSF) is the term for anelement that is necessary foran organizationor project to achieve itsmission.
  34. 34. • Who are the significant stakeholders? ______________ ( )
  35. 35. • Who are the significant stakeholders? ie: Lauren Murphey (Asst.Vice President, Editorial Oversight) Alden Levy (Creative,Web Design) Pete Savage (Marketing, Client Letters)
  36. 36. Page 103
  37. 37. Page 13
  38. 38. Name Discussion PointsLauren Murphey +Setting up a milestone check-in.... +Introduce book to editors Christina and Tim.... +Go over current assets re: ISBN/Website....
  39. 39. `
  40. 40. Brain Storm
  41. 41. NOUN VERB
  42. 42. NOUN VERB design action vision taskprocess delegation
  43. 43. NOUN VERB design action vision taskprocess delegation
  44. 44. Project Due Date: ____________, ____, ______90 Days = ____________, ____, ______45 Days = ____________, ____, ______23 Days = ____________, ____, ______12 Days = ____________, ____, ______6 Days = ____________, ____, ______3 Days = ____________, ____, ______Tomorrow = ____________, ____, ______
  45. 45. Title:4-8 words
  46. 46. Successful Outcome:When will you knowyou’re done?
  47. 47. Who does theproject apply to?MAIN stakeholder(s)
  48. 48. Overview of the project:MAIN milestones
  49. 49. “Have you thought about...?”
  50. 50. Groups of 3.Please take turns sharing yourcurrent project, and your “overview”of the project plan.Partners:As you’re listening, think about learningand communication styles.Please use this feedback:“Have you thought about...?”
  51. 51. “Have you thought about...?” Go for it...get at least 5!
  52. 52. Determine Resource Needs. namedepartment group ... ... ...
  53. 53. Determine resource needslarger part of the project subtask #1 subtask #2 subtask #3
  54. 54. Page 40
  55. 55. How Do I Think?
  56. 56. How Do I Think?
  57. 57. How Do I Think?
  58. 58. Closing out a project
  59. 59. THANK YOU Objectives: 1.Effectively plan a results- oriented project;jason@womackcompany.com 2. identify the critical success factors for maximum impact; 3. track & report on progress from beginning to completion.

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