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Understanding Project Management Basics Brian Vanderjack, PMP, MBA,PMI-ACP © 2019 Brian Vanderjack 1
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Terms As is Use at your own risk 2
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Purpose Define what a project is Explain why we do projects Define what project managers do Define key terms using PMI’s words 3
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Project Defined 4
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Brian’s Definition of “Project”* A planned, non-repetitive, well defined and finite effort to meet the documented expectations of a stakeholder community. * This definition is provided solely to start the conversation on project management. You will not see this definition on any exam in this course. Planned; Has a project schedule Non-repetitive: Not a process, do once and done Well documented: Baselined requirements Finite: Specific end date Beneficial: Meets stakeholder’s documented expectations 5 5
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PMI’s Definition of Project (PMBOK 6th ed., p. 715) “A temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result.” 6
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Why Do We Do Projects? 7
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Vision, Mission & Project Defined The Vision: The over-arching idea that the leader promotes, which when correctly conceived and stated, will drive people to invest themselves in making the vision come to fruition. The Mission : An expression of the vision that drives to a specific plan of action. The Project: Implements a part of the mission. 8
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Concisely Stated The Vision = the Why The Mission = the What The Project = the How 9
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Example The Vision = The leader of the organization wants humans to have access to good quality food, fast, all around the globe. The Mission = The organization will build restaurants, in accordance with the vision The Project = Build a restaurant, in support of the vision, at the corner of 31 st and State Street in Chicago. 10
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Example Visions “To become the world’s most loved, most flown, and most profitable airline.” – Southwest Air “Our vision is to create a better every-day life for many people.” – IKEA “To be the best quick service restaurant experience. Being the best means providing outstanding quality, service, cleanliness, and value, so that we make every customer in every restaurant smile .” – McDonald’s 11
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Core Competency: The key to organizational success A Core Competency Something the organization does amazingly well Very hard for others to reproduce
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