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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  • Natalya Gavrilenkoshared an impression4 years ago
    💡Learnt A Lot


  • Mojo Advicehas quoted3 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 quoted3 years ago
    Milestones are, simply put, the points
  • Mojo Advicehas quoted3 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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