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Fifteen percent of the proposals we write will result in signed contracts, as opposed to our traditional norm of 11 percent. Richard Connor's question can be adopted by all project managers as well. " Desired Outcomes that Lend Themselves to Project Management Almost any quest in the business world can be handled by applying project management principles. 75 years ● To open an office in Atlanta and to have it fully staffed by the 15th of next month If you are in a personal service firm, one of the many projects that you might entertain might include the following: ● To get five new appointments per month with qualified prospects ● To initiate a complete proposal process system by June 30 ● To design, test, and implement the XYZ research project in this quarter ● To develop preliminary need scenarios in our five basic target industries ● To assemble our initial contact mailing package and begin the first test mailing within ten days If you are an entrepreneur or work in an entrepreneurial firm, the types of projects you might tackle include the following: ● To find three joint-venture partners within the next quarter ● To replace the phone system within one month without any service disruption ● To reduce delivery expense by at least 18 percent by creating more circuitous delivery routes ● To create a database/dossier of our 10 most active clients ● To develop a coordinated 12-month advertising plan Finally, if you are working alone, or simply seeking to rise in your career, the kinds of projects you may want to tackle include the following: ● To earn $52,000 in the next 12 months ● To be transferred to the Hong Kong division of the company by next April ● To have a regular column in the company newsletter (or online 'zine) by next quarter ● To be mentioned in Wired magazine this year ● To publish your first book within six months The 30-Second Recap ● Too many project managers have an inclination to leap into the project at top speed, without precisely defining what it is that needs to be accomplished and how project deliverables will be assessed by others who are crucial to the project's success.

Team-generated subtasks? Could your project management team end up making their own subwork breakdown structures to delineate their individual responsibilities, and, hence, have a greater level of detail than your WBS? The answer is yes. Ideally, you empower your staff to effectively execute delegated responsibilities. Within those assignments, there is often considerable leeway as to how the assignments are performed best. Your good project team members may naturally gravitate toward their own mini-WBS.

They may have also formally or informally made assignments of plant, equipment, and human resources to the project. Plain English Critical path The longest complete path of a project. At some point you were summoned. You discussed the desired objective, how long the project will take, the key events in pursuit of the final objective, and whether or not the project should have distinct phases. Perhaps a feasibility study was already done. Maybe there were notes and other documents that enabled you to get a running start as to what you would be required to do.

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