Group Design Project
SMART project objectives
You need specific objectives so you know success when you see it.
Progress requires measurable improvements.
Objectives that are not achievable is the same as setting yourself up to fail.
Realistic objectives encourage teamwork and individual contributions.
"A dream with a time limit is an objective."
Smart objectives help formulate the project triangle
How does your team handle these trade-offs??
- Responsibility vs. ability
- Responsibility vs. authority
- Planning vs. performance
- Trust vs. free rider
Projects are different than standard operations
A projects is more than a series of steps
Characteristics of Critical activities
Sequence of critical activities
- start and end time cannot change
- any change affects the schedule
form the project critical path