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Successful Project Management: Applying Best Practices and Real-World Techniques with Microsoft® Project by Bonnie Biafore

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Chapter 8. Executing the Project Plan

IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL:

  • Learn about procuring resources for a project

  • Understand the process for kicking off a project

  • Learn the steps to perform to begin execution of a project

“Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it.”

ELBERT HUBBARD

After all the activity and excitement of the project planning phase, project execution sounds simple: carry out the plan. Before you can do that, you have a few activities to perform.

First, you need the members of your project team in place to do the work that comprises the project. If you already lined up the people you need within your organization, getting the team on board may be as simple as telling their managers that the project is starting. ...

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