Small Projects On smaller projects,
involving perhaps two or three people formal project
management is less essential. Communication is a small
team can usually take place more informally, especially
if team members sit close together. An agreement and
project scheduling can all be done informally.
However, small projects
can still go wrong. Therefore, project management can
help even the smallest project.
However, it makes little
sense to produce loads of documentation for a small
project. The effort has to be justified by the result.
The test must be: is it useful?
A Project Initiation
Document (PID) may appear over the top but it will help
clarify ideas, improve communication and accountability.
A project schedule will
help you to plan ahead and allocate resources.
Therefore, if nothing
else, the plan and the PID (even in a cut down form or
with minimal text under each heading)
ought to be created to assist you.
Regardless of the size of the project, a clear statement of what the project will produce will
also help you communicate your needs to the project team
and any suppliers.
To conclude, if project management methods make for a
successful project, no matter how small, itís worth the
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