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ModuleC1-4 - Project Module C Project Phil Anderson P.Eng...

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1 Module C Phil Anderson, P.Eng. PhD LP374D [email protected] Project Management Project Management Module C Schedule 1. Introduction 2. Nomenclature / Definitions 3. Work Breakdown Structure and WBS Software 4. Project Management Software 5. Low Level Management 6. Project Execution Management 7. Lifecycle Costing 8. Advanced Techniques Today’s Schedule What are the basic elements of Project Management? Where does Project Management happen? Why do we do Project Management? Sample projects (including a video!!) You’ve already started…. Gantt charts Team formation (norming, swarming, screaming running …) All scheduling, assigning, checking and preparing you have done since you heard “Your team is going to build a pet toy”
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2 Learning about Project Management (basic elements) http://www.toiletmuseum.com/toiletbook.html Underlying motivation behind most project management decisions (or comes out the same) Determines course of action Gives quick agreement Often in agreement with ethical/moral decisions (keep vigilant for places where this is not true) To get a job done you need certain skills, tools and finances ( Æ resources) Usually these are not all found in the same place Resources The work to be done can be divided into activities (tasks) The activities have an order: Some things must be done before others Some things can be done at the same time as others Activities You must schedule (enough) to know the critical interactions and dependencies of the activities involved Schedule Bad stuff happens and you have to allow for this in your plan Risk
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