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SCOPING & PLANNING A PROJECT IN A DAY

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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”

 

BENEFITS

The benefits of this approach are:

  • Projects are launched in a day. The project is actually up and running by the end of the day.There is no quicker and more cost-effective way to begin a project.
  • Clear project objectives,project requirements and agreement / buy in from these stakeholders.
  • Accurate estimates upon which firm commitments can be made.
  • A clear picture of how the project will unfold.
  • A kick-start to the project.
  • Gain a competitive advantage.

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.

 

THE METHOD

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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BENEFITS FOR INDIVIDUALS & COMPANIES

‘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


How does it work?

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?

  • A clear definition of the project deliverables and key milestones
  • The delivery date and schedule
  • The effort and budget required
  • Quality measures
  • Project management responsibilities clearly defined
  • A reporting structure
  • A communication plan to keep the stakeholders up to date with project progress
  • The principal assumptions on which the project is based
  • Gantt Chart to graphically outline the project life cycle
  • Risks identified and appropriate actions identified to minimize risks
  • Any other findings and recommendation
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Date:

17 June 2020, 8 July 2020, 12 August 2020