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Project Managment


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Project Managment

  1. 1. Managing Projects - Musings from the battleground T Koshy
  2. 2. From the Text Book <ul><li>Definition of project management </li></ul><ul><li>The application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to a broad range of activities to meet the requirements of the particular project. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Text Book (contd) <ul><li>Component Processes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>initiating, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>planning, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>executing, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>controlling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>closing </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Text Book (contd) <ul><li>Knowledge Areas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Management of : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scope </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>quality </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>People </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Procurement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Risk </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Integration </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Out in the cold <ul><li>Key characteristic of a project is the ‘level of uncertainty’ </li></ul><ul><li>Project Management is a multi-skilled activity and involves a lot of headache and heartache </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Core <ul><li>Breakdown </li></ul><ul><li>Identify interdependencies </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor the critical path </li></ul><ul><li>Prioritize </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor and Review </li></ul>
  7. 7. Right Stuff <ul><li>Don’t Give UP </li></ul><ul><li>“ When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.” *Alexander Graham Bell </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Right Stuff <ul><li>My God, My Country, My Team & then ME - The SEAL MOTTO </li></ul><ul><li>Fight when you plan, Fight when you dissect. But when you implement fight as ONE </li></ul><ul><li>GET OUT OF THE BOX </li></ul><ul><li>“ Don’t waste your time in intellectual masturbation. Screw the problem and Deliver a solution” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Right Stuff <ul><li>Show your balls </li></ul><ul><li>Be in synch </li></ul><ul><li>Fire in the belly </li></ul><ul><li>Self Driven- Master Slave vs SETI model </li></ul><ul><li>Have Fun </li></ul><ul><li>“ Do what you love, love what you do, and deliver more than you promise.” Harvey Mackay </li></ul>
  10. 10. Right Stuff <ul><li>Walk the Talk </li></ul><ul><li>Self Confidence </li></ul><ul><li>“ Nothing great has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstances.” *Bruce Barton </li></ul>
  11. 11. IT IS ALL IN YOU MIND I dread the word success. To have succeeded is to have finished one’s goal in life. Like the Male Spider that gets eaten up once it succeeds in its courtship. I like the world of continuous becoming. With a goal in front and not behind .