SCOPE & PLAN A PROJECT IN A DAY
Projects can be very stop-start in nature. We do some stuff and then we have to wait, for example for reviews or approval or inputs from other people. Nowhere is this trurer than they fuzzy front end. Everyone believes they have something to contribute, lots of people want “sign off” and there are always people who feel there inputs are been ignored. At they same time, becasue the project hasnt really got off they ground yet, there are always a million and one things more immediate and pressing.The net result of all this can be a long and frustateing period while the project requirements are identifed,nailed down and agreed.
We can circumvent all of this by concentrateing them into one decisive effective event called a “Project Scoping and Planning Session”
The benefits of this approach are:
In their book, Developing Products in Half the Time, the authors Smith and Reinertsen refer to the beginning of the project as ‘the fuzzy front end’. They say this: ‘Time is an irreplaceable resource” When a month of potential development time is squandered, it can never be recovered … each month of delay has a quantifiable cost of delay.
If the ‘fuzzy front end’ is where ‘opportunities to achieve large improvements in time to market’ are greatest, then learning to scope and plan a project in a day is the best way of maxing out those opportunities.
There are two key things that are key to making this method work for you. The first is to bear in mind that your objectve is to end the day with two deliverables – the scope document and planning document.The other is to spend the time as wisely as possible to achieve these two deliverables.
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‘Scope and Plan a Project in a Day’ methodology,is a very simple but effective process built around Light Project Management Practices.If you want to shorten a project there is one place where – more than any other
The greatest potential for shortening exists
This is right at the beginning, as soon as the idea for the project is born
Essentially, there is a 1-day session in which the plan is built;
Project stakeholders have to do some preparation before the 1-day session and there is some follow-up afterwards.
What are the deliverables from the Scope and Plan a Project in a Day Workshop?
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