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Tasks

Tasks provides a simple checklist of things to consider before starting your project and a method to document progress towards completion.

Uses of the method

  • To set targets dates, milestones and delivered tasks
  • To document agreements
  • To minimize project delivery risks

Benefits

  • Professional project design and management

Disadvantages

  • For more complex projects you may need a more sophisticated project management tool

Steps to complete

  • Complete the template and regularly review for changes
  • Amend the task list as circumstances change

Collaboration
This method and your response can be shared with other members or kept private using the 'Privacy' field and through the 'Tag', 'Report' and 'Forum' functionalities. Use 'Tag' and/or 'Report' to aggregate your analyzes, or add a 'Forum' to ask others where they agree/disagree and encourage them to make their own analysis from their unique vantage point.

Click the 'Invite tab to send invitations to other members or non-members (colleagues, external experts etc.) to ask for their input. You can whether or not you want anonymous responses.  These can be viewed and exported within the Responses tab.

Further reference

History

  • Project management's roots were in construction and engineering. Frank Winslow Taylor, Henry Gantt and Henri Fayol were early pioneers through the introduction of the Gannt chart, work breakdown analysis and descriptions of management functions.

The 1950's saw the beginnings of modern project management with the introduction of PERT charts (Project Evaluation and Review Technique) and the Critical Path Method.

PMI publishes A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), which describes common project management practices.

There are many robust software tools for project management now available.

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