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Project  Management
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5 Basic Functions of  Managing Plan Staff Organize Direct Control A Review…  What do these terms mean to you  relative to your project?    
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Key Definitions Project management  is the process of  planning and controlling the development of  a system within a specified timeframe at a  minimum cost with the right functionality. project manager  has the primary  responsibility for managing the hundreds of  tasks and roles that need to be carefully  coordinated. Without a project manager, how will you  make sure the tasks and roles in your    
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CREATING THE WORK  PLAN
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A Workplan Example Work Plan Information Example Name of  task Perform economic feasibility Start date ` Jan 05, 2001 Completion date Jan 19, 2001 Person assigned Mary Smith, sponsor Deliverable(s) Cost-benefit analysis Completion status Open Priority High Resources needed Spreadsheet Estimated time 16 hours Actual time 14.5 hours Note, you would have one of these  for each TASK .   
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Identifying Tasks Top-down approach Identify highest level tasks Break them into increasingly smaller units
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Top Down Task  Identification Phases Phases with  high level steps Work Plan Deliverables Estimated Actual     Assigned hours hours To * * * *
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Getting the Right Numbers  for Estimation Prior projects Past experience Detailed analysis
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Increasing Complexity with  Larger Teams
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Timeboxing Fixed deadline Reduced functionality, if necessary Fewer “finishing touches” There will come a point in time when 
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2011 for the course HRM 443 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Wisc Platteville.

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