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Project Management by Mind Map: Project Management

1. MISC

1.1. Definition

1.1.1. TEMPORARY

1.1.2. Non-routine

1.1.3. Accomplish certain objectives within certain criteria

1.2. Great Resources

1.2.1. http://go2.lc/project

1.2.2. Project Management Institute

1.2.2.1. http://www.pmi.org

2. Step 2 - Define the Objectives

2.1. SPECIFICALLY, what are you trying to accomplish?

2.1.1. Measurable Results required

2.1.2. Qualitative Outcome to be obtained

2.1.3. Event to be held

2.2. What problem/issue are you trying to address?

2.2.1. What's different after project?

3. Step 4 - Create a Plan

3.1. Brainstorming

3.1.1. Mindmeister

3.1.2. Mind Node

3.1.3. iThought

3.2. Creative Thinking - Outside the Box

3.3. Begin with the End in Mind

3.4. Tools

3.4.1. Evernote

3.4.2. Basecamp

4. Step 1 - Evaluate the Need

4.1. Does it fit with LC.tv culture?

4.2. Is it the next step toward a larger objective?

4.3. Is there buy-in from key stakeholders?

5. Step 3 - Identify Constraints

5.1. The Triple Constraint

5.1.1. Scope

5.1.1.1. Mandatory Outcomes/Deliverables

5.1.1.1.1. Events

5.1.1.1.2. Trainings

5.1.1.1.3. Processes

5.1.2. Budget

5.1.3. Deadlines

5.2. People

5.2.1. Stakeholders - People who have to

5.2.1.1. Decision Makers

5.2.1.2. Money Holders

5.2.1.3. Team Leaders

5.2.1.4. Departments Involved

5.2.2. People who get to

5.2.2.1. Identify the skill sets needed

5.2.2.2. Identify the possible team members

5.2.2.2.1. Staff Portal

5.2.2.2.2. Utilize Volunteers

5.2.2.2.3. Cross-Discipline - Who's doing something like this already??

5.2.3. People who need communication

5.2.3.1. Team Leads

5.2.3.2. Other ministries

5.2.3.3. Facilities

5.3. Assumptions

5.3.1. Get outside the box!

6. Step 5 - Execution

6.1. WORK THE PLAN!

6.2. Managing Deadlines

6.3. Leading for Outcomes

6.4. TRANSITIONS ON THE FLY!

7. Step 6 - Evaluate Outcomes

7.1. Surveys

7.2. Downloads/Debriefs

7.3. Interview Stakeholders

7.4. Gather Stories/Testimonies

8. Common Pitfalls

8.1. Expectations for participants - especially volunteers beyond capability

8.2. Failure to communicate with all those who need to know about progress/expectations - silos.

8.3. Involving the wrong people - people without the right skillset

8.4. Failure to properly assess contraints

8.5. Failure to fully execute on a plan

8.6. The GAP - I have an idea, how do I make it happen? Creativity AFTER ideation

8.7. Failing to understand LC.tv Processes

8.7.1. Contracts

8.7.2. Vendors

8.7.2.1. I-9

8.7.2.2. COI

8.7.3. Insurance