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Harvard Business Review

Managing Projects (HBR 20-Minute Manager Series)

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You've been asked to manage a key project--or perhaps you've volunteered for an assignment that could advance your career. So how do you make sure the project succeeds? Managing Projects walks you quickly through the basics, including:Drawing up a realistic schedule and project planMonitoring key tasks and benchmarksCommunicating with stakeholdersBringing the project to a close
Don't have much time? Get up to speed fast on the most essential business skills with HBR's 20-Minute Manager series. Whether you need a crash course or a brief refresher, each book in the series is a concise, practical primer that will help you brush up on a key management topic. Advice you can quickly read and apply, for ambitious professionals and aspiring executives--from the most trusted source in business. Also available as an ebook.
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69 printed pages
Original publication
2014
Publication year
2014
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    Mojo Advicehas quoted2 years ago
    How to ensure quality? A few guidelines will help:

    • Determine quality benchmarks in the planning phase. Consider the quality policy of the organization, stakeholder requirements, the scope of the project, and any external regulations or rules.

    • Don’t rush quality checks to meet deadlines. The cost of fixing problems after the fact is usually far greater than the cost of confronting and solving problems early on.

    • Examine deliverables using the most appropriate tools—for example, detailed inspec‍
    Mojo Advicehas quoted2 years ago
    Milestones are, simply put, the points
    Mojo Advicehas quoted2 years ago
    Be prepared to take corrective action when something goes off the rails; otherwise, all you’re doing is monitoring, not exercising control.

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