CA Tech Summit Project Management

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Facilitated by Ken

  • Nonprofits usually do a bad job of understanding the resources that are needed for a project
  • A project is not necessarily the same thing as a task list
  • Identify the scope of the project
  • Understand where the bottlenecks are
  • GANTT Charts tell you contingencies
  • GANTT Charts get you to think of the a project not as a task list, but as a bunch of interconnected aspects
  • Be clear on who your project sponsor is. This is the person who is ultimately responsible and can make big decisions
  • Do a post mortem
    • It lets you know who at your org is a real star
    • How much time did we spend on it?
  • Hours are seriously a thing. Using a project management frame helps to capture that