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Project Management Coming up: Project Management – 4 Ps
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Why care about project management? 10% of projects successful between 1998 and 2004
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Your job as a leader The MOI Model Motivation . The ability to encourage (by “push or pull”) technical people to produce to their best ability. Organization . The ability to mold existing processes (or invent new ones) that will enable the initial concept to be translated into a final product. Ideas or innovation . The ability to encourage people to create and feel creative even when they must work within bounds established for a particular software product or application. Coming up: Your job as a manager
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Your job as a manager Make sure these happen Formal risk management Empirical cost and schedule estimation Metrics-based project management Tracking – amount of work done, costs, work remaining, etc… Defect tracking against quality targets People aware project management Coming up: Project Manager
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Project Manager Management is using tools and techniques Leadership is inspiring people to do the right thing Leadership with poor management practices can be successful, management with poor leadership will fail. Coming up: Motivating People
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Motivating People Use monetary rewards cautiously Use intrinsic rewards Recognition Achievement The work itself Responsibility Advancement Chance to learn new skills Coming up: Understanding the problem
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Define success and failure Quantify your project outcomes to allow success or failure Coming up: Leadership Case Study: 3M
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Scheduling One of the most important things you can do is schedule. Also one of the first things you should do! Tools help Microsoft Project OpenProj.org OpenWorkbench.org Coming up: Planning
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Planning The bad news: time flies The good news: you’re the pilot! You must begin planning immediately Given limited information Plan anyway and then revise Coming up: Creating a plan: Things to know
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Creating a plan: Things to know Scope Context . How does the software to be built fit into a larger system, product, or business context and what constraints are imposed as a result of the context? Information objectives . What customer-visible data objects are produced as output from the software? What data objects are required for input? Function and performance . What function does the software perform to transform input data into output? Are any special performance characteristics to be addressed? Software project scope must be unambiguous and understandable at the management and technical levels. Coming up: Creating a plan: Things to do
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Creating a plan: Things to do Problem Decomposition: Sometimes called partitioning or problem elaboration Once scope is defined … It is decomposed into constituent functions It is decomposed into user-visible data objects or It is decomposed into a set of problem classes
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2012 for the course CS 321 taught by Professor Kinga during the Spring '12 term at George Mason.

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