Design Out Loud: Project Management


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This presentation is a project management overview document for the Carnegie Mellon University senior design studio, Design Out Loud. The importance of crafting reasonable proposals that lead into a statement of work that describes what and how a project will be completed. These deliverables include a timeline in the form of a gantt chart or calendar.

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Design Out Loud: Project Management

  1. 1. WHAT’S THE STORY? Clarification ‣ CORE OF YOUR SITE: Project Brand Not Personal Brand v/ ‣ GROUP STORY!? ‣ NEXT WEEK DEADLINES ‣ INDEX PROJECTS: Come see me after. © DePerro 2010
  2. 2. DESIGN OUT LOUD v/ Carnegie Mellon University School of Design Senior ID Studio | Class 4: Project Management © DePerro 2010
  3. 3. OVERVIEW ‣ Proposal ‣ Scope of Work v/ ‣ Project Management and Communication ‣ Final Hand - off ‣ Follow Up © DePerro 2010
  4. 4. PROPOSALS ‣ Objective What do you plan on doing ‣ Goals What is the end deliverable ‣ Solution v/ How will you achieve your goal, what is the process or tools do you plan to use to execute it. ‣ Project Management How do you plan to run the project? What is your planned time line to accomplish your goal? What type of communication will you use?    Weekly Highlights will be used for this class. © DePerro 2010
  5. 5. PROPOSALS ‣ Objective ‣ Goals v/ ‣ Solution ‣ Proj. Manage ‣ Budget/Hours ‣ Communication © DePerro 2010
  6. 6. STATEMENT OF WORK ‣ Objective & Goal What do you plan on doing and what is the end deliverable ‣ Solution & Phases of the Project List in detail how you will accomplish each phase of the solution. Include major milestones. v/ ‣ Timeline Budget out the hours involved for each phase ‣ Project Management Set a date when you will communicate your goals accomplished that week. Create a weekly update to document your progress. © DePerro 2010
  7. 7. STATEMENT OF WORK v/ © DePerro 2010
  8. 8. PROJECT MANAGEMENT ‣ Timeline Set up a project calendar to share with your client List your milestones, meetings, and deadlines TRY - v/ ‣ Weekly Updates Communication is KEY! Share the progress of the project to the team and your client ‣ Hours Stay on top of your time, record the hours you’ve spent Tracking will help you create a more accurate timeline in the future. © DePerro 2010
  9. 9. TIMELINE + GANTT CHART v/ © DePerro 2010
  10. 10. PROJECT MANAGEMENT ‣ Date ‣ Hours update v/ ‣ Calendar ‣ Accomplished ‣ Upcoming © DePerro 2010
  11. 11. FINAL HAND-OFF DELIVER WHAT YOU v/ SAID YOU WOULD. In the statement of work you have already identified what your final deliverable will be. © DePerro 2010
  12. 12. FOLLOW UP HOW DID YOU DO? v/ Follow up with your client 2 weeks after the hand-off, ask a couple questions get an idea if you met all your goals. This will help you better prepare for the next project. © DePerro 2010
  13. 13. NEXT CLASS Be prepared with these items for Wednesday 9/8 ‣ Proposal Due ‣ Present! Effective online communication message ‣ WEEKLY Updates (due on thursdays)
  14. 14. UPCOMING Be prepared with these items for Wednesday 9/15 ‣ Statement of Work Due ‣ Timeline or Gantt Chart ‣ WEEKLY Updates (Thursday 9/16)
  15. 15. v/ DESIGN OUT LOUD Carnegie Mellon University School of Design Senior ID Studio © DePerro 2010