Laserr Guided Project Initiation
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The 6 Key Phases of Successful Project Management.
In today’s business world one of the most abused phrases is ‘project management’. It seems that all manner of ‘tasks’ are being labelled ‘projects’ which causes confusion and has the effect of diluting the importance of the real projects.
The biggest cause of projects going over time and over budget is the virtual failure of pre project planning. Organisations have a tendency to launch straight into action with little or no prior thought or planning and then wonder how and why things get totally de-railed.
In this book, Dr Jim Bradley clarifies the difference between a collection of tasks, and an actual project, and expands on:
- The 9 key reasons projects fail
- The 6 key components of successful project management (Leadership, accessibility, scope, expectations, resources and risk)
- Managing the 5 x P’s (People, politics, processes, products and priorities
This short e-book comes with 11 beautifully coloured and simple to follow templates:
- Leadership criteria
- Project meeting agenda
- Meeting minutes template
- A report matrix
- Meeting matrix
- Project scope
- Expectations template
- Facilities matrix
- Skills matrix
- Risk probability matrix
- Preparedness to deal with risk
and is focused solely on what needs to be in situ for a successful project initiation so you don’t have to spend hours and weeks fixing issues in projects which, had the proper systems, or thought, been put in at the initiation phase might never have occurred.
Proper initiation is an up-front investment but it pays dividends. The LASERR process is step-by-step framework to help you work through the initiation phase, prompting you to consider issues and systems which might not normally enter into discussion before a project is started.
If you are new to project management, then this book is an absolute must. It is simple, easy to follow and has been written by a person who is expert in project management. Even you are a project manager or leader with some experience, then even so, the tips and templates in the book can only add value to your skills going forward into your next project.