Project Management(Secret: You are a project manager)
STUFF TO REMEMBER (HEY YOU! PAY ATTENTION!)Scope, Timeline and Budget are critical tounderstanding the structure of a project.The 4D Model for project management is adependable way to structure a project.
The Three-Legged Stool Scope - What and How? Timeline - When? Budget - How much? *SIDE-NOTE: WAY TOO MANY ANALOGIES USE THREE-LEGGED STOOLS. SORRY.
Why a stool?Screw up one ofthe legs, and you’llﬁnd yourself ﬂat onyour ass.
ScopeParameters / expectationsCriteria for success REAL MEN USE COOLMINT LISTERINE®Dividing line for priorities
BudgetIt can refer to $$Everything has a “cost”No budget is trulyunlimited
Status Updates Made EasyWhat has changed?Was there a correspondingchange to scope, timeline orbudget?How can we ﬁx what’sbusted?What are our next steps?
Simpliﬁed Example Scope - Boss wants a web page with a sign up form. Wants it to e-mail her submissions. Timeline - She needs it by next week. Budget - She wants one of the developers to build it with existing software. Buy stock art.
DeliverQA Field testingProgress reports Next steps
Divide Bigger Projects Phased approach Course corrections Easy to start/pause Can be non-linear PHASE I PHASE II PHASE III PHASE IV Deﬁne Design Develop DeliverDeﬁne Design Develop Deliver Deﬁne Design Develop Deliver Deﬁne Design Develop Deliver Deﬁne Design Develop Deliver
Simpliﬁed ExampleDeﬁne - Boss wants a web Develop - Build sign-uppage with a sign up form. form script with e-mailWants it to e-mail her. She notiﬁcations. Give updatewants it by next week. mid-week.Design - Create a mock-up Deliver - Debug to ﬁnd thatof the form for review/ certain addresses are notdiscussion. Working model working. Discuss next stepfor proof of concept. for database integration.
STUFF TO REMEMBER (THANK YOU!)Scope, Timeline and Budget are critical tounderstanding the structure of a project.The 4D Model for project management is adependable way to structure a project.