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Best Practices: Managing People by Barry Silverstein

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Essential Skill III Managing Projects

“How do you know when your project measures up? Each week, ask, “Will we be bragging about this project five years from now? Never let a project go dreary on you.”

—Tom Peters

Managing projects takes the skills you acquire managing people and teams and applies them to a deliverable. A project is any deliverable—a report, a presentation, a strategic plan, a manufactured product—for which you have management responsibility.

 

Typically, managing a project means managing three components—resources, money, and time—that are separate but interdependent and, taken together, comprise the scope of the project.

THE PROJECT’S SCOPE

In effect, the scope of the project is what you need to accomplish with the resources, ...

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