Did you know that the term ‘dashboard’ comes from the part of a horse-drawn cart that stopped the driver being splashed with mud from the horses’ hooves? Today, you’ll have a dashboard in your car and you may also have one on your project.
When you start your project you need to consider what resources are required to get it done. It’s always best to ask for the things you need at the beginning, rather than getting stuck halfway through because you haven’t planned it out, and having to ask then for additional resources.
I’m going to show you the 3 types of essential resource that you should be considering for your project. I bet you are going to need all of them, so it’s worth taking a bit of time to work out exactly what that looks like for your project so you can request everything you need before you start work.
Projects can’t start without…
Do you struggle with sharing information between team members? It’s too common to hear phrases like:
· If I’d known that I would have done it differently
· I didn’t know we had a template for that
· It would have saved a lot of time if I’d known…
· There’s already a process for…
When you find yourself leading a new project team, you might be working with people who haven’t done projects before. These stakeholders need to know how the project is going to operate and what they can expect from you.
Here are the things that you should discuss with them as soon as you can, so you’ve got a clear starting point on how you will be working together. Consider these the rules of engagement, if you will!
One of the first things to do when you start a new project is to work out what it actually involves. As well as all the workshops about requirements and the documentation that results, there are some other things to investigate as part of your project scope.
Sit down with your project sponsor or other key users on the project and go through this checklist of 7 questions you should be asking about your project scope. They’ll appreciate that you have taken the time to ask and you’ll get a much better understanding of what they are expecting the project to deliver on their behalf.
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