What to do in Project Initiating?

What to do in project initiating?

Project initiating is the moment when we study and analyse our project and think in terms of feasibility to decide if is a good idea to do or not to do this project. It is an important stage because every project needs effort in terms of time and money.

Answering questions is the best way to understand the project in a deeper level. So, what are the best questions we need to answer in project initiating?

» What is the project?
» Why do we need to do it? Does the project belong to any corporate program? Does the project belong to any product/service in my organization?
» In what way does my project influence the business strategy? What are the benefits?
» What are the project objectives?
» Who are the stakeholders? Who is the client? Who is/will be the project manager? Who will be in my team?
» Do we have some constraints?
» Do we need to make assumptions? What are these assumptions?
» What about sustainability? In what way does this project contribute to the economical aspect of the company? In what way does this project contribute/affect the environment and the social aspect?
» What are the lessons learned? Do we have the opportunity to learn something in this stage?

When you ask yourself these questions and document the answers, you are ready to obtain authorization to start the project.

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The Importance of Project Management: ENED 2016

A Importância da Gestão de Projetos:  ENED 2016

Estivemos presentes, ontem 20 de Março, no Encontro Nacional de Estudantes de Design, ENED 2016, que decorreu em Coimbra na Casa Das Artes Da Fundação Bissaya Barreto.

Com muito interesse sobre o tema, alunos de Design tiveram a oportunidade de reflectir e esclarecer duvidas sobre a Importância da Gestão de Projetos.

A Gestão de Projetos está a crescer nas empresas de qualquer tamanho. Entender as suas técnicas e ferramentas ajuda às equipas a levar o projeto dentro dos prazos, custos e qualidade planeados, permitindo assim o crescimento da organização.

Algumas fotos do evento:

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Happy International Project Management Day!

T1FC - Happy International Project Management Day!

On November, 4 2004, Frank P. Saladis founded The international Project Management Day (IPM day). The intention of this day, says Frank Saladis is: to encourage project based organizations worldwide or organizations who utilize project management methodologies to schedule some type of recognition event within their organizations or coordinated locally with others to truly demonstrate appreciation for the achievements of project managers and their teams.

IPM Day is always the first Thursday in November, and this year we decided to celebrate it by giving a special gift to the team who is in the 1st position of “The 1st Floor Challenge” workshop. We prepared this postcards and sent them to commemorate.

Celebrate this wonderful day by submitting one of your successful projects.

Happy IPM’s Day!
The Emeteclass & The 1st Floor Challenge Team

About ‘Project Management Communication Tools’ Book. Expert Interview With Bill Dow

Bill Dow

BILL DOW is a result-oriented, industry recognized, passionate professional who has a strong background in PMO management, development methodologies, and tactical project execution.

Why you should listen to him:

Bill has successfully built several PMO’s, as well as having ran large industry impacting projects. His IT industry background spans government, health care, real estate, software, and wireless. He has strong organizational and planning skills, and focus on building customer partnerships. He has a proven track record on being able to drive strategy, vision, and be forward looking. He is also focused on staying on top of the latest project management industry trends. Through the books that he has published, he has created PMO and Project Communication tools that are used in companies all around the world.

He is the co-author of the Project Management Communication Bible. This is an 801 page reference manual, published in 2008 for Wiley publishing. It can be found on Amazon.com and consistently in the Top 100 for Project Management books.

The second book he wrote is called “The Tactical Guide for Building a PMO” . The book takes his personal experience in building and implementing PMO’s over a 10 year period and puts it into a format that is easy to read and use for any PMO Manager. This book can also be found on Amazon.com.

His third book “Project Management Communications Tools” will be release in the June 2015 timeframe. More information on this book can be found on his www.dowpublishingllc.com website in the coming weeks.

Bill is, also a part time Adjunct Professor at Bellevue College where he teaches several project management classes in the certification program. “I have a deep passion and enthusiasm for teaching and mentoring, so my work at Bellevue College is one of my great accomplishments.” – he says.


Bill Dow has written a new book: ” Project Management Communication Tools“, that is the authoritative reference on one of the most important aspects of managing projects–project communications. You can buy his book on Amazon.

We decided to interview him about his wonderful work.

Mirla Ferreira: Hi Bill, I see in your new book, that you have mapped social media tools to project communication tools. What a great concept. Why, did you do that? What motivates you to connect those two worlds?

Bill Dow: Thanks Mirla, yes, I thought it was important to get the word out on social media from a project management communications perspective. So many times, project managers are rushing to use social media, my chapter walks project managers who the process.

Mirla Ferreira: How do you do that? How do you walk project managers though using social media on their projects?

Bill Dow: It is really easy, actually, I get the project manager thinking about why they are communicating the project information. For example, I have a chart where I map, communication tools to the 5 communication purpose for communication. They are Inform, Persuade, Motivate, Interact and Inspire. When project managers see that mapping table from social media tools, communication tools, and the purposes of communicating it ties it all together.

Mirla Ferreira: I also see a topic on Project Management BI in your new book? What is that?

Bill Dow: Great question, Project BI is a process of combining various project data sources into a single dashboard or report. The goals of the Project Management BI process is to allow executives, customers, team members to quickly interpret, understand, and act on this project information to improve the project’s chance of success. I have included a 8 step process for project managers to follow to compile their project information into dashboard reports.

Mirla Ferreira: Thanks Bill, I’m very grateful for your time “.

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