In the fall of 2013, I started the Certificate in Project Management program in UW’s continuous education, sponsored by my employer, SurveyMonkey. My personal goal is to improve the estimation accuracy, apply the project management best practice to our team for better transparency of our deliver schedule.
Project management is mostly about the common sense imho. The goal of the project management is to complete the project on time within budgets, sensible approaches include:
- a realistic estimation in the planning stage
- continuous monitor / control during the execution
- treat the change request juristically.
The classes will consolidate the common sense and introduce the best practice approved by PMI. Here are my learning notes: