Project management assignment

Project management assignment

The goal of this one is to make a pretty chart. And you will see the word pretty is in quotation marks. That’s because it will become clear as we go on that they’re not at all pretty. I will admit up front that my artistic ability is low, but I am going to tell you how to make the charts. I’m also not going to worry about colors and all kinds of other things, which I will leave to you.

This is a project management demo, not a general Excel demo because we’re going to cover the things that we need to do in order to make effective project management presentations. And I’m going to specifically orient this to custom schedule presentation and presentation of the data. So it’s not a general-purpose Excel demo. It’s going to be heavily chart-oriented, which is a useful skill anyway.

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So project management is 90% communication, as VJ always says. And then every time he says that I always say, yeah, but what are you going to communicate? You’re always going to communicate the cost and the schedule, so that’s what this is about. But more than that, it’s also about professionalism. As a project manager, you’re going to be in the position of presenting to the customer the cost and the schedule.

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And there are two aspects to that– the technical aspect of calculating the cost. And then the second aspect is credibility, convincing the customer that you know what you’re doing. There’s nothing worse than having a badly formatted presentation up on the screen and people in the audience are saying, this idiot doesn’t know how to draw a chart. How is he or she supposed to be able to possibly calculate the cost? Right? So we’re going to avoid looking like an idiot. And we’re going to go and show you how to make professional-looking charts. You have the job of making them look cute.