University of Toronto
Department of Computer Science
CSC444 Lec03 2
success is not noticeable
little evidence the manager did anything
project looks simple in hindsight
failure is very obvious
the manager will get blamed when things go wrong
Problems to solve include:
Do we have the resources (funding, people, time) for the task?
Are we certain the task is stated correctly?
How can we use limited resources most effectively?
How does recent (lack of) progress affect the plan?
What lessons can be learnt for future tasks?
Project Management Basics
Source: Adapted from Blum, 1992, 426-7
see also: van Vliet Chapter 2
© 2001, Steve Easterbrook