Below is my initial outline. I’ll update the outline as I write and post each section. If I remember, I’ll make notes about each of the changes I make to the outline so that you can see how it evolves…if you like that kind of thing.
Chapter 1: Introduction
What is a Project?
What is Project Management?
Project Management or Productivity?
Project Management or Planning?
Project Management or To Do Lists?
Project Management or Technology?
What is Right-Brain Project Management?
What You Will Learn in this Book
Chapter 2: Get Your Vision Into Focus
Why Have a Clear Vision (example)
Get Your Vision Into Focus
Your Goals Must Be Crystal Clear
The 5 Ws
Don’t Get Stuck Overthinking
Brainstorm Your Vision
Chapter 3: Let’s Break It Down
Figuring Out What Your True Tasks Are
Your Definition of Done
Chunk It Up and Break It Down
Deciding How to Break It Down
Chapter 4: On the Clock
What Is the Project Schedule?
What Goes Into Your Project Schedule?
How to Create Your Project Schedule
Chapter 5: The Purse Strings
Estimating your Project Costs
Determining Your Budget
Review Your Budget Regularly
Chapter 6: People, Places & Things
Why You Need a PPT Plan
What Goes Into Your PPT Plan
Chapter 7: Little Hiccups
Why We Need to Think About the Bad Things
Where to Look for Risky Items
Is it a Bad Thing….Or a Good Thing?
How to Handle Issues & Risks
Managing the Opportunities
Chapter 8: Make It Good
Your Main Goal is a Happy Customer
Planning on Quality From the Beginning
What Will Your Quality Plan Include?
Fishbone Diagrams to Help Manage Quality
Doing Work for Someone Else
Chapter 9: Talk It Over
Why You Need a Communications Plan
How to Develop Your Communications Plan
How to Communicate
Your Customers Are Part of Your Project
How to Tell Your Team How the Project Is Going
Chapter 10: The Party’s Over
Closing Down Your Project
Your Project Report Card
The Big She-Bang
3/20/17 – set up the original outline from my notes.