Planning Archive

  • managing stakeholder expectations

    Managing Stakeholder Expectations — Keeping Your Job

    Managing stakeholder expectations is all about communicating the progress of your project through the implementation stage. If you communicated with them during the pre-planning and planning stages, key stakeholders and team members should both be aware of your project scope, the WBS, key performance indicators […]

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    Create a WBS — Time to Get Things Done

    Creating your WBS (or work breakdown structure) is a very important step in the planning process and one that you should dedicate significant time to. I have seen planning teams rush through this step only to have to spend additional time as they try to […]

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    Communication and Project Management

    Communication in business is always important, but communication during the planning and implementation of a project you have just accepted as a project manager is ultimately what will determine if you keep your job or not. If you cannot effectively communicate, you may want to […]

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    How Long Will this Take — Establishing Project Timelines

    The process of estimating how long your project will take you and establishing project timelines reminds me of the old school strategies of drill sergeants where they test the ability of their new enlistee to perform under pressure by asking questions that have no right […]

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