E343: Project Planning 101

Successful projects start with proper planning.

  1. The need for planning
    1. Even as a small business we still need to plan our projects
      1. It refreshes our mind on what we planned
    2. It’s a second look at what we estimated
    3. Gives us a real understanding of what we are doing
  2. Start with the basics
    1. Create a one-page project sheet
      1. Project Description and information
      2. Budget and schedule
      3. List of key materials and subs
      4. Key contacts
      5. Key metrics and burn rate
  3. Create a file for the project
    1. Review regularly
    2. Make adjustments

Key Questions:

  1. Do you have a project planning process?

  2. Do you cover the basics?

  3. How can you improve it?

Take-Action Items:

  1. Start planning your projects

  2. Review and track them regularly

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