Justify Project
I authored the original Justify sage of JPACE. But seriously, I have been doing projects from the gleam in the eye through deployment for over 25 years. Plus being a CPA, communicating to CEO's and CFO's is second nature for me.
Create Business Case
I have the skills and experience needed to work with stakeholders to identify, define, formulate and quantify the costs and benefits associated with projects and initiatives.
Michael has correctly answered 4 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
Estimate Capital and Operational Costs
have a track record of plus or minus 5% on virtually all my estimates and budgets. I have even developed formal estimating techniques many of which have supporting articles here on gantthead.
Present Business Case
Michael has correctly answered 1 PMchallenge Question on this topic
Define Project
Michael has correctly answered 19 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
Make Project Plan
Michael has correctly answered 39 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
Define Work Breakdown Structure
Michael has correctly answered 2 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
Develop Budget
I have strong financial accumen being a CPA and all.
Publicize Project
Michael has correctly answered 3 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
Equip Project
Michael has correctly answered 3 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
Train Project Team
have years of formal classroom training, mentoring and coaching experience... I know how to grow winners.
Control Project
understand the difference between managing outcomes and tracking progress. Controlling the success of a project is about working shoulder-to-shoulder with the project team and stakeholders, maintaining focus on the end-game and earning trust and respect from all.
Assign Project Tasks
Michael has correctly answered 5 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
Motivate Project Participants
Michael has correctly answered 6 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
Track Project Progress
Michael has correctly answered 14 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
Revise Project Plan
understand that every project plan is our best educated guess as to how to achieve the goals of the project. That means being willing to challenge the plan and its premises, recalibrate it when needed and staying objective at all times.
Michael has correctly answered 6 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
End Project
appreciate the need for a formal closure to every project. That requires a report, an honest assessment of the team's effectiveness and of course the celibrating of a successful effort.