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Managing the Project to Ensure Momentum and Embedding of New Practice


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Practical tools which both aid planning and can be used to invite stakeholders to collaborate. Including logic models, estimating time frames, scheduling tools, precedence diagram, and the project sponsor.

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Managing the Project to Ensure Momentum and Embedding of New Practice

  1. 1. Changing the learning landscapeManaging the project to ensuremomentum and embedding of newpractice(keeping it going and keeping people onboard!)13.45 – 15.15Sarah Dunne Programme Manager Jisc
  2. 2. Changing the learning landscapeAims• Gain experience of some project scoping approachesto enhance thinking about and understanding of yourprojects• Receive resources to help explore furtherapproaches, techniques and approaches forsuccessful project design and delivery• Apply techniques to own project plan and share withand engage stakeholders
  3. 3. Changing the learning landscapeObjectivesLogic Models
  4. 4. Changing the learning landscapeThe Project Sponsor
  5. 5. Changing the learning landscapeEstimating timeframes equation• MO = Most Optimistic = 45 days• ML = Most Likely = 60 days• MP = Most Pessimistic = 120 days• Expectation = E = MO + (4 x ML) + MP6• E = 45 + (4 x 60) + 120 = 405 = 67.5 = 686 6
  6. 6. Changing the learning landscapeScheduling the ProjectTerminology:• Duration (DUR)– how long it will take to complete• Earliest start time (EST)• Latest start time (LST)• Earliest finish time (EFT)• Latest finish time (LST)• Float – the time available minus the duration• Critical Activities – any activity with a zero float
  7. 7. Changing the learning landscapeScheduling ToolTASKEST DUR EFTLST FLOAT LFT
  8. 8. Changing the learning landscapePrecedence Diagram
  9. 9. Changing the learning landscapeHow was it for you?• Reflections on this and your projectPresentation slides - Managing the project to ensuremomentum and embedding of new practice
  10. 10. Changing the learning landscapeConclusions• Use of standard project management tools can refinethe project plan early on byo Demonstrating the rationale for changeso Gaining stakeholder buy-ino Identifying the changes themselveso Acting as a reference to keep the project on track