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Initiating a Project in a Small Business


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This session will be dedicated to the possibility that in small organizations or teams, projects are rarely initiated properly and thereby achieve less than optimal results. Initiating internal projects properly is hard work and not for everyone, as it requires us to think differently from how we have in the past. You are hereby invited to open a dialogue about how best to initiate new projects in your small organization by Ed Kless who will facilitate this session.

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Initiating a Project in a Small Business

  1. 1. C-189 Initiating a Project in a Small Business Ed Kless @edkless
  2. 2. CPE Credit • In order to receive CPE credit for this session, you must be present for the entire session. – Session Code: <Presenter enter session code here> – Recommended CPE Credit = 1 <Presenter changes this to 1.5 for 90 min sessions> – Delivery Method = Group Live – Field of Study = Specialized Knowledge and Applications • Visit the Sage Summit Connect kiosks to enter CPE credit during the conference. #SageSummit
  3. 3. Project Terms Hierarchy Traditional PMI  (Program)  Project  Phase  Activity  (Task) Results-based PM  Relationship  Engagement  Objective  Result  (Task)
  4. 4. Project Management Processes • Inputs • Tools and techniques • Outputs
  5. 5. Progressive Elaboration
  6. 6. 0% 10% 20% 30% Vendor doesn't know business Buggy software Cost overrun Vendor over promises Senior executives fail to buy in 16% 19% 20% 21% 27% % of respondents SMB IT RFF
  7. 7. Your Lagniappe • Feasibility Analysis • Cost Benefit Analysis • Project Charter
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  9. 9. Contact Information • Presenter Contact Information: – Ed Kless – – Twitter hashtag @edkless • Follow us @Sage_Summit – Use the official Sage Summit hashtag: #SageSummit • Don’t forget to use the Sage Summit mobile or web app for all your conference needs. Thank you for your participation. #SageSummit