The Communication Brief will help to:
Scope Creep – is the inevitable slow migration of a straightforward project to a nightmare. To avoid “Scope Creep” you should:
- Have a very clear list of deliverables
- Keep a meticulous track of hours
- Educate the client and clearly define what is within budget
The Task Estimate determines your time-frame and resources by multiplying scope hours by your hourly rate:
Track your Hours! Organizations that track time and know where their project stands are profitable. Staying on top of project hours is crucial to maintaining budget and scope requirements:
Planning is the sub-phase where you start getting things together by assigning your project team and setting up staging areas.
People respond to deadlines and schedules. The Overview Schedule will keep you, your client and your team on track:
The Overview Schedule should contain:
Don’t you hate the question, “When is this due?”
The Detailed Schedule should contain:
Your team is the engine that will keep a project running. To minimize potential breakdowns look for people with proven track-records.
The Client Staging Area acts as the hub of communication between you and the Client:
The Client Staging Area is where you will post all of your “deliverables” for the Client.
Bring everyone together to announce the guidelines and rules by introducing and distributing the: