Accelerated Project Management: How to Be First to Market by James P. Lewis

By James P. Lewis

Speed-to-market is the main severe issue picking the luck of recent items. James Lewis and Louis Wong, considered one of trendy so much entire venture administration writer groups, talk about often-overlooked ideas that could make the adaptation within the unending race to be first and most sensible. they offer venture managers, engineers, and top-level choice makers the wanted instruments and methods to: identify a great and well-grounded imaginative and prescient flip that imaginative and prescient into an actionable street map enforce systems to aid new techniques

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One point about mission statements. The mission of a team is always to achieve the vision. So vision must come first. What exactly is it that we are trying to produce? Once this question has been answered to everyone’s satisfaction, the mission statement answers two questions: 1. What are we doing? 2. For whom are we doing it? Answering “for whom” forces the team to think about the customer. Of course, there is some circularity in all of this because you can’t define what you are doing unless you know your customer, so the mission statement simply reiterates what you already know.

For example, you may think of yourself as warm and friendly, and learn that others see you as cold and impersonal. As another example, I am a fairly strong introvert, but people who attend my seminars don’t believe this. They can’t comprehend that so outgoing an individual in the seminar room can become a very quiet, reserved person outside of it. 40 CHAPTER 3 In any case, let’s say that a company’s vision is what management wants the company to be, and how they want customers to see it. The mission of the organization is to achieve that vision—to take steps that will cause customers to see the company in the desired way.

When will the product be transferred to operations? What are operation’s expectations on handover? 5. Risk assessment and alternative plan: What are the major risks of this project? What is its impact on other projects, and on the company? Any possible alternative plan? Did the project team review the CHAPTER 2 28 design rules and FMEA database to ensure that they learned from previous projects and will avoid the pitfalls and mistakes of those projects? Management’s Role in the Project Planning Stage The project planning stage is the very last step before the project enters the execution stage, but no project should launch without an agreed-upon project plan.

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