Dkmpr project 2 presentation

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Dkmpr project 2 presentation

  1. 1. DKMPR Project 2 Presentation<br />As a group we decided to cover the following topics<br />Project selection<br />Project control mechanisms<br />Project planning phase sequencing<br />Project delivery strategies<br />Project communication management<br />Leadership<br />Project termination, closure, and audits<br />
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  3. 3. Project Selection<br />How do you decide what to do?<br />Do you have a strategy for deciding?<br /> If someone asks you to explain why you made this choice could you defend the decision?<br />Numeric vs nonnumeric selection methods<br />Finding the right selection method<br />
  4. 4. Project Selection Obstacles<br />Projects seem too few or too small to require project selection models<br />Overhead of developing the model seems more work than the project itself<br />Selection model does not produce decisions that accurately reflect the desires of stakeholders<br />
  5. 5. How we will improve our future projects<br />Develop a selection model or plan ahead of time<br />Make the plan broad enough to cover all your projects but specific to the goals of your organization<br />Adjust the plan as organizational goals change<br />
  6. 6. Project Control<br />Is the ball rolling? If so, where is it?<br />Identifying progress is not always trivial<br />Is this where the ball is supposed to be? If not, how do we get it there?<br />Control processes require some mechanism to change the way work if going to correct deviations from the scope, planned costs, desired quality, etc.<br />
  7. 7. Project Control<br />Every task has two inputs and the output must be evaluated<br />TASK<br />Evaluation of output<br />
  8. 8. Project Control Obstacles<br />Overhead of developing control mechanisms<br />Coming up with a plan to evaluate feedback is time consuming<br />Perception that control processes will slow down the project work<br />“We can spend more time talking about work than actually doing it”<br />
  9. 9. How we will improve our future projects<br />Develop strategies that benefit many projects<br />Technology<br />Routine<br />Designate responsibility for documentation upfront<br />
  10. 10. Project planning<br />“I love it when a plan comes together”<br />-Col. John “Hannibal” Smith<br />
  11. 11. Project planning<br />Identify elements that make up the plan<br />Scope<br />Determination of project team<br />Work Breakdown Structure<br />Resource management plan<br />Network diagram/critical path<br />Communication plan<br />Control plans<br />
  12. 12. How we will improve our future projects<br />Spend more time and care on the plan. The time will not be wasted! <br />Remember that the planning phase is where we have the most control over the project<br />
  13. 13. Communication planning<br />Who<br />What<br />When<br />What form<br />How<br />
  14. 14. How we will improve our future projects<br />Distinguishing between different types of communication and making good judgments about their use<br />Meetings vs memos vs email vs… etc.<br />Leveraging technology<br />Assigning communication functions as tasks in the WBS<br />
  15. 15. How we will improve our future projects<br />Personality types, culture, language, limits of the communication medium<br />Communications is the proper encoding and decoding of ideas into language<br />“What’s in your head is not in theirs.”<br />We learned how most of our communication is conveyed outside of words, yet constant face to face communication is impossible<br />Practice<br />
  16. 16. Leadership<br />… is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations."— Peter F. Drucker<br />
  17. 17. Leadership<br />Facilitator<br />Communicator<br />Meeting convener/chair<br />Examplar<br />Gives more than they receive<br />
  18. 18. Leadership<br />
  19. 19. How we will improve our future projects<br />Watch and practice<br />Self examine<br />Be a good follower<br />Improve communications<br />

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