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Harvard Business Essentials Managing Projects Large and Small: The Fundamental Skills for Delivering on Budget and on Time by Harvard Business School Press

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A Framework for Action

Important First Steps

Key Topics Covered in This Chapter

  • Reaching agreement on how decisions will be made
  • A method for keeping track of unresolved issues
  • A procedure for documenting decisions and actions
  • A plan for communicating
  • Creating a budget

LIKE OTHER important ventures, a project moves along more smoothly if certain procedures and operational mechanisms are established before the real work begins. How will decisions be made? How will project participants stay in touch and keep up-to-date? How will unresolved issues be handled? This chapter addresses a number of these organizational issues. Get them in order and everything else will go more smoothly. And determine the rules at the very beginning.You don’t want ...

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