Managing vs leading

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Managing vs leading

  1. 1. Managing<br />VS<br />Leading<br />Managing VS Leading Project<br />
  2. 2. How To Manage A Project<br /><ul><li>Define the Scope
  3. 3.  What is it you are supposed to accomplish by managing this project?
  4. 4. What is the project objective?
  5. 5. Determine Available Resources
  6. 6. What people, equipment, and money will be available to you to achieve the project objectives? 
  7. 7. Check the Timeline
  8. 8. When does the project have to be completed?
  9. 9. If you decide to use overtime hours to meet the schedule, you must weight that against the limitations of your budget.
  10. 10. Assemble Your Project Team
  11. 11. Get the people on your team together and start a dialog.
  12. 12. They are the technical experts.</li></li></ul><li>How To Manage A Project<br /><ul><li>List the Big Steps
  13. 13. What are the major pieces of the project?
  14. 14. If you don't know, start by asking your team.
  15. 15. List the Smaller Steps
  16. 16. List the smaller steps in each of the larger steps.
  17. 17. Again, it usually helps you remember all the steps if you list them in chronological order.
  18. 18. Develop a Preliminary Plan
  19. 19. Assemble all your steps into a plan.
  20. 20. Create Your Baseline Plan
  21. 21. Get feedback on your preliminary plan from your team and from any other stakeholders.
  22. 22. Make any necessary adjustments to the preliminary plan to produce a baseline plan.</li></li></ul><li>How To Manage A Project<br /><ul><li>Document Everything
  23. 23. Every time you change from your baseline plan, write down what the change was and why it was necessary.
  24. 24. Every time a new requirement is added to the project write down.
  25. 25. You can't remember everything, so write them down so you'll be able to look them up at the end-of-project review and learn from them.
  26. 26. Keep Everyone Informed
  27. 27. Keep all the project stakeholders informed of progress all along.
  28. 28. Let them know of your success as you complete each milestone, but also inform them of problems as soon as they come up. Also keep you team informed.
  29. 29. Make sure everyone on the team is aware of what everyone else is doing.</li></li></ul><li>How To Lead A Project<br />Focus on results and productivity and not the time clock<br />Align people with the stuff they are good at<br />
  30. 30. How To Lead A Project<br /> Align people with the projects they are passionate about<br />Put your best performers on your biggest opportunities<br />
  31. 31. How To Lead A Project<br />Find the balance between aggressive and realistic goals<br />Trust your people -- and let them know it<br />
  32. 32. How To Lead A Project<br /> Don't provide all the answers -- make your employees think<br />Build consensus by letting people know "why"<br />

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