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lynda Project Management for Creative Projects

Video Introducing this tutorial


Introduction:
How do you manage creative projects?
What you should know before watching this course

1. The Whats and Whys of Project Management:
The benefits of project management
When not to use project management
Reviewing the golden rules of effective project management
What is the Project Management Institute (PMI)?

2. Understanding Services Offered:
Understanding your internal capabilities
Outsourcing
Partnering

3. Project Management Core Concepts:
Project management bottom line
Understanding the triple constraint
Defining the objectives of a project
Defining the characteristics of a project
The standard life cycle of a project
Using project management effectively
A typical life cycle for a creative project

4. Scoping a Creative Project:
Scoping the project
Giving the project a descriptive and unique name
Creating an executive summary
Refining the scope
Identifying key roles for a project
Building the scoping document
The importance of sign-off
Creating a technical brief

5. Estimating Time:
Using historical data
Using a time estimation formula
Getting a peer review for time estimation
Getting an external review for time estimation
When to pad the budget
The work breakdown structure

6. Client Communication:
Using in-progress reports to communicate with clients
What information can you share with your client?
Using online project management tools
Understanding the core features needed for online systems
Managing a project with Basecamp
Managing a project with Facebook
Communicating with Slack
Collaborating with Google Docs and Sheets

7. Project Control Cycle:
What is a control cycle?
Building a control cycle
Balancing control with speed
Enforcing the control cycle

8. Managing Employees and Contractors:
Time tracking
Recruiting contractors
Managing contractors
When to hire staff
Understanding the independent contractor status
Working with an accountant

9. Effective Teams:
Reviewing the elements of a successful team startup
Outlining effective team membership
Warning signs of a failing team
Corrective actions for teams
Encourage leadership amongst the team
Fostering team accountability

10. Keeping Clients Happy:
Fostering open and frequent communication
Performing a client debrief
Being seen as a resource to your clients
Surveying clients

11. Closing Out the Project:
When is a project done?
Reconciling change orders
Reconciling billing
The project debrief
Capturing lessons learned
Archiving the project

Conclusion:
Goodbye and suggested learning