Project Management(Secret: You are a project manager)
STUFF TO REMEMBER         (HEY YOU! PAY ATTENTION!)Scope, Timeline and Budget are critical tounderstanding the structure o...
The Three-Legged Stool Scope - What and How? Timeline - When? Budget - How much?                         *SIDE-NOTE: WAY T...
Why a stool?Screw up one ofthe legs, and you’llfind yourself flat onyour ass.
ScopeParameters / expectationsCriteria for success                                  REAL MEN USE                          ...
TimelineGood: Beginningto deadlineBetter:Milestones withdeliverablesBest: Account foroutside factors,have buffer
BudgetIt can refer to $$Everything has a “cost”No budget is trulyunlimited
Status Updates Made EasyWhat has changed?Was there a correspondingchange to scope, timeline orbudget?How can we fix what’sb...
Simplified Example  Scope - Boss wants a web page with a  sign up form. Wants it to e-mail her  submissions.  Timeline - Sh...
It’s not hard.                 #TWSS
The 4D Model1) Define           2) Design                       3) Develop                                    4) Deliver
DefineGoals / Objectives   BrainstormingAudience             TimelineTasks / Reaction     Adjustments
DesignUser stories            ResearchPrototypes / mock-ups   Adjustments
DevelopImplementation      M.V.P.Identify blockers   Adjustments
DeliverQA                 Field testingProgress reports   Next steps
Divide Bigger Projects        Phased approach                                                           Course corrections...
Simplified ExampleDefine - Boss wants a web      Develop - Build sign-uppage with a sign up form.     form script with e-mai...
STUFF TO REMEMBER                (THANK YOU!)Scope, Timeline and Budget are critical tounderstanding the structure of a pr...
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Project Management (Secret: You are all project managers!)

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An internal "lunch and learn" presentation from Stephen Y. of our development team on project management.

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Project Management (Secret: You are all project managers!)

  1. 1. Project Management(Secret: You are a project manager)
  2. 2. STUFF TO REMEMBER (HEY YOU! PAY ATTENTION!)Scope, Timeline and Budget are critical tounderstanding the structure of a project.The 4D Model for project management is adependable way to structure a project.
  3. 3. The Three-Legged Stool Scope - What and How? Timeline - When? Budget - How much? *SIDE-NOTE: WAY TOO MANY ANALOGIES USE THREE-LEGGED STOOLS. SORRY.
  4. 4. Why a stool?Screw up one ofthe legs, and you’llfind yourself flat onyour ass.
  5. 5. ScopeParameters / expectationsCriteria for success REAL MEN USE COOLMINT LISTERINE®Dividing line for priorities
  6. 6. TimelineGood: Beginningto deadlineBetter:Milestones withdeliverablesBest: Account foroutside factors,have buffer
  7. 7. BudgetIt can refer to $$Everything has a “cost”No budget is trulyunlimited
  8. 8. Status Updates Made EasyWhat has changed?Was there a correspondingchange to scope, timeline orbudget?How can we fix what’sbusted?What are our next steps?
  9. 9. Simplified Example Scope - Boss wants a web page with a sign up form. Wants it to e-mail her submissions. Timeline - She needs it by next week. Budget - She wants one of the developers to build it with existing software. Buy stock art.
  10. 10. It’s not hard. #TWSS
  11. 11. The 4D Model1) Define 2) Design 3) Develop 4) Deliver
  12. 12. DefineGoals / Objectives BrainstormingAudience TimelineTasks / Reaction Adjustments
  13. 13. DesignUser stories ResearchPrototypes / mock-ups Adjustments
  14. 14. DevelopImplementation M.V.P.Identify blockers Adjustments
  15. 15. DeliverQA Field testingProgress reports Next steps
  16. 16. Divide Bigger Projects Phased approach Course corrections Easy to start/pause Can be non-linear PHASE I PHASE II PHASE III PHASE IV Define Design Develop DeliverDefine Design Develop Deliver Define Design Develop Deliver Define Design Develop Deliver Define Design Develop Deliver
  17. 17. Simplified ExampleDefine - Boss wants a web Develop - Build sign-uppage with a sign up form. form script with e-mailWants it to e-mail her. She notifications. Give updatewants it by next week. mid-week.Design - Create a mock-up Deliver - Debug to find thatof the form for review/ certain addresses are notdiscussion. Working model working. Discuss next stepfor proof of concept. for database integration.
  18. 18. STUFF TO REMEMBER (THANK YOU!)Scope, Timeline and Budget are critical tounderstanding the structure of a project.The 4D Model for project management is adependable way to structure a project.

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