Chapter 25: Large projects

As you move forward in your career, it’s likely that you’ll be working on projects of increasing size. There are important differences between small and large projects. Perhaps the most obvious difference is that projects of greater scope and complexity require a much broader range of resources. Because of this, more risk is involved. With more moving parts, there’s simply more that can go wrong. As a result, large projects require a more formal approach to planning and management. This chapter is filled with real-world advice to help you meet these challenges.

Planning basics

It’s not wise to rush into a big project without planning it out in a very detailed and logical way. Think of this advance planning as “phase ...

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