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Project Management Basics: How to Manage Your Project with Checklists by Melanie McBride

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© Melanie McBride 2016

Melanie McBride, Project Management Basics, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2086-3_3

3. Doin’ Work

a.k.a. The Planning Phase

Melanie McBride

(1)Chandler, Arizona, USA

If you’ve completed Checklist #1, and the kick-off meeting happened last week, it’s time to start doin’ the hard work of planning the project. For many project managers, the Planning Phase is the most difficult. This is where the bulk of the mechanics will be done and it’s also where you encounter your first, and most serious, soft skill challenges. The good news, as I mentioned in Chapter 1, is that once you master the mechanics you’ll have more energy and time to focus on those more difficult challenges, so let’s get started, shall we?

Determining the Project Lifecycle ...

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