Table of Contents Portfolio Dashboards Timeline Visualization Project Plan Test Plans Work Breakdown ITIL Documentation Brainstorming Methodologies Influence Relationships Tools, People, Process Motivation vs. Demotivation Questions
Methodology: Waterfall Phases – a project is composed of a series of distinct phases Milestones – each phase concludes with a milestone Deliverables – milestones usually represent the delivery of some physical (a document, a program, etc) Unidirectionality– once each phase is finished and its milestone is achieved, it is usually not repeated
Tools, People, Process & Projects, Programs, Portfolio
Motivation vs. Demotivation Factors Motivation Factors Select wisely Manage meaning Communicate significance Engender interdependence Control resource availability Projectize: have a clear start and end Demotivation Factors Exclusion from decision making Inconsistency Excessive monitoring Focus on tasks, not goals Unqualified evaluation Misaligned external motivators Artificial deadlines Organizational disinterest Team without skills
Questions to ask your future employer: What qualities are you looking for in the candidate who fills this position? What skills are especially important for someone in this position? What is the largest single problem facing your staff (or department) now? What characteristics do the achievers in this company seem to share?