OPMA 5364 Part 4

OPMA 5364 Part 4 - OPMA 5364 Project Management Part 4...

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OPMA 5364 Project Management Part 4 Starting & Planning a Project
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Copyright 2004, Dr. Greg Frazier Part 4 - Project Planning 2 Project launch meeting Identifying necessary activities Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Estimating activity durations Identifying necessary resources Project budgeting Top-down vs. bottom-up approaches Project planning exercise Learning curves Project action plan Responsibility chart Interface map
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Copyright 2004, Dr. Greg Frazier Part 4 - Project Planning 3 Project Launch Meeting PM should first meet with the senior manager who will be responsible for the project. Why? Next, a project launch meeting should be held. What is the purpose of this initial meeting? Who should be invited? What should be the results of this meeting?
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Copyright 2004, Dr. Greg Frazier Part 4 - Project Planning 4 Project Planning Process 1. Clearly define project objective (scope) 2. Develop a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) 3. Estimate time needed for each task 4. Determine resources needed for each task 5. Estimate cost needed for each task 6. Develop project schedule and budget (adjust as needed)
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Copyright 2004, Dr. Greg Frazier Part 4 - Project Planning 5 Project Scope A clear project scope definition provides the guidelines that are used to develop your project plan. Project Scope Checklist : Project objectives (purpose, due date, budget) Deliverables (at each major phase of project) Milestones (significant events in the project) Technical requirements Limits and exclusions (who, what, how) Review with customer (agreement on expectations) Example of project scope statement
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Copyright 2004, Dr. Greg Frazier Part 4 - Project Planning 6 Identifying Necessary Activities Start by identifying major-level activities or tasks Then each major task can be broken down into subtasks Project team members can be responsible for breaking down different major activities Then each subtask is broken down to lower-level tasks, and so on until you have basic work-unit levels (work packages) that will be assigned Result : Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
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Copyright 2004, Dr. Greg Frazier Part 4 - Project Planning 7 Mind Maps Mind maps are a tool to help identify all the necessary activities in a project It’s a type of brainstorming tool The mind mapping process can bring out more ideas than simply making a list It engages the team and generates enthusiasm It brings out quieter team members Mind mapping can be fast, compared to an outlining or listing approach
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Copyright 2004, Dr. Greg Frazier Part 4 - Project Planning 8 Mind Map for Project Planning 10K run to raise $50K for homeless shelter Transportation Promotion Prizes/recognition Facilities Safety Refreshments Clean-up Route Registration
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Copyright 2004, Dr. Greg Frazier Part 4 - Project Planning 9 Mind Map for WBS Promotion Investigate past events Interview running
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2010 for the course BUSA 5364 taught by Professor Greg during the Spring '08 term at UT Arlington.

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