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Volunteers Require Time
April 8, 2009 – 5:51 am | Comments Off

As a lay leader, I’m reminded often that not everyone has the same amount of time to give. Some can give several hours per week. Some can only give a few hours per month or …

Projects Require Time
April 7, 2009 – 5:50 am | Comments Off

Every three months or so, I start on a new project. I am a software architect and my job requires me to move to different projects throughout the year. I’ve worked on startup airlines, medical …

Who Is In Charge of Your Projects?
April 6, 2009 – 5:49 am | Comments Off

Projects are necessary to make church happen. We have projects for everything from VBS to Fall Festivals.
During a recent Bible study, someone in my group asked, “Is your project in charge of you, or is …

Project Planning: List of Articles
April 17, 2008 – 6:25 am | Comments Off

Just in case you missed any of the articles in this series, or wish to help someone get caught up, here is a complete list in chronological order:
Project Planning: Getting Started
Project Planning: Use a Big …

Project Planning: The Project Review
April 16, 2008 – 6:45 am | Comments Off

After the project is done, team members have been rewarded, and the project is complete, the final step for a project is to conduct a project review. The goal of the review is to help …

Project Planning: Reward Your Team
April 15, 2008 – 6:43 am | Comments Off

It is the end of the project. Everything has been delivered. You and your team are excited, although a little tired. What next? Reward your team! Every project should have rewards built into it, even …

Project Planning: Finish Strong
April 14, 2008 – 6:29 am | Comments Off

Only the project leader can be certain the project will finish strong. Without a strong finish, future projects will become more difficult to manage and harder to recruit volunteers. Let’s look at three different ways …

Project Planning: Keep Moving
April 9, 2008 – 6:26 am | Comments Off

Projects can encounter trouble at times, but that doesn’t mean you can’t regain control. Let’s looks at three common trouble spots that can appear in a project and how to deal with them.
Handling Roadblocks
The …

Project Planning: Execute the Project Plan
April 7, 2008 – 6:24 am | 3 Comments

Now that you have your project plan ready, it is time to get started. Let’s learn some best practices that will help you manage each milestone of your project.
Task Breakdown
For the current milestone, you …

Project Planning: Create the Project Plan
April 2, 2008 – 6:59 am | Comments Off

The project plan is the blueprint for the remainder of your project. It will provide a guidepost for you and your team to ensure you are on the right path as you get busy with …