The critical steps to managing small projects

Small projects have unique challenges over larger ones. Because they are small, it is tempting to skip the planning and start executing the work. If projects involve tasks that are similar to previous work, a natural tendency is to dive right in. Then, essential steps are sometimes omitted, done out of order or done later than desired. Likewise, costly mistakes occur when risks are missed by executing too soon. A small project that is not planned enough can also ignore critical stakeholders, causing both resentment and rework. Complicating the issue are project management methodologies and frameworks designed for large projects. Using such frameworks for small efforts is cumbersome and unnecessary. What is needed is a method that focuses on the essential steps and does not waste time on overkill. This presentation zeros in on the essential ingredients to managing small projects and how to successfully deliver project results every time. The approach presented for managing small projects combines years of prac
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