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Having a Plan
September 1, 2006 – 6:15 pm | One Comment
Milestone and Project Wrap-Up
July 19, 2006 – 7:24 pm | Comments Off

As your milestone or project ends, schedule a meeting with all of your team members as ask the following questions:

What worked well on our milestone/project?
What didn’t work so well?
How can we improve our next milestone/project?

Go …

Projects: Managing the Tasks
July 19, 2006 – 6:15 pm | Comments Off

Whenever you are ready to execute a project, you must be prepared to manage the tasks. Task management is often a full-time job and requires that you, as a ministry leader or manager, not do …

Recruiting Volunteers for Projects
June 27, 2006 – 9:23 pm | Comments Off

One of the largest advantages to projects is that they have a beginning and ending. Standard service duties never end: ushering, lighting, and worship team to name a few. As we defined our project …

Project Work: Performing a Buy vs. Build
June 20, 2006 – 8:37 pm | Comments Off

Picking up on the last post about Build vs. Buy Basics, here is how to start approaching the buy vs. build decision:
1. Research
Given your requirements, identify as many options as possible using search engines, word-of-mouth …

Project Work: Buy vs. Build Basics
June 20, 2006 – 8:14 pm | One Comment

Everything is a trade-off: time vs. money, low-cost vs. high-cost, high-tech vs. low-tech. We all have to make decisions when we do things. Unfortunately, it is common within churches and ministries to always go the …

Project Requirements: Know What You Need To Do
June 11, 2006 – 7:26 pm | Comments Off

So far, we have listed our project goals, key milestones, risks, and a strawman project plan. These steps together are often what is called the “Inception Phase”, and includes everything to define what is trying …

Strawman Project Plan: An Example
June 3, 2006 – 5:58 pm | Comments Off

Following up on the last post, “Project Planning: Creating a Strawman Plan”, let’s dive in a little closer using our ongoing example project of installing wireless at the church coffee bar. We know that we …

Project Planning: Creating a Strawman Plan
May 24, 2006 – 5:36 pm | 2 Comments

It may be early in the life of your church project, but often you have to provide a timeline for a project to your stakeholders. This early timeline is sometimes called a strawman project plan, …

Project Compromise: The Iron Triangle
May 18, 2006 – 2:39 pm | One Comment

Once you have your milestones and risks assessed, the next step is to begin to chart the project timeline. The first step in planning your timeline is to review the Iron Triangle of time, cost, …