Projectize Your Startup

Introduction

Fail fast. Fail forward. Those are just two of the mantras you’ll see hanging in startup offices and incubators across the globe. In the startup world, a failure is considered a learning opportunity, at the least; a feather in the cap of the Founder, at best.

Researches key findings revealed that the major reasons behind failure are:

  • Cash flow problems
  • Little experience of CEOs and Directors
  • Business model problems
  • Marketing problems
  • Emotional Pricing/ cost problems
  • Poor management team
  • Get outcompeted
  • Failure to respond to customer needs

Many startup founders are technicians and engineers at heart – meaning that they want to build the perfect product or solution to one problem and only launch after that. That’s why we can notice that main reasons behind Startups failure are not related to the technical aspects of their products or services, rather than being directly related to different management aspects.

Our Promise

“Effective project management can make or break a startup’s success.”

Many entrepreneurs undervalue the power of project management for their startup. But it is true that there is no room for error with project management being in the right place. Sure, your startup will have to take many risks like planning, delivering value to clients, taking care of budgets, execution of a project, and many others. However, a project manager who takes care of project management will make sure that business is more efficient during its early stages.

Like every other aspiring business, what makes a startup work is a seamless blend of talent, technology, and tolerance. If you wish to take your business multiple notches higher, you need to integrate on-point project management practices with critical touch-points, such as people, budget, timelines, technology, etc., to achieve a collaborated, unified goal

Introduction

  • Why do Startups Fail?
  • Why a Startup Needs Project Management?

 

Project Management Framework

  • What’s Project and what’s Project Management?
  • Project Management Principals
  • What a Project Manager is NOT?
  • Project Manager’s Character
  • What does project manager need?
  • Modern Project Constraints

Agile VS  Traditional Mindset

  • Definable VS High Un-Certainty Work
  • The Agile Mindset
  • Agile Manifesto and Agile Principles
  • Selecting the appropriate project lifecycle
  • Agile Methodologies

Pre-Project Activities

  • Requirement sizing
  • Project pricing (Traditional – Agile)
  • Contracts types (Traditional – Agile)

Project Initiation

  • Developing project objectives and success criteria
  • Define project flexibility matrix
  • Identify project stakeholders
  • Analyze project stakeholder’s engagement levels

Project scope planning

  • Why Planning?
  • Scope in Agile VS Traditional lifecycle
  • Minimal Viable Product – MVP
  • Requirements gathering techniques – Traditional
  • Managing scope changes
  • Requirements gathering techniques – Agile
  • User Stories and Product Backlog
  • MoSCoW analysis/ Kano Model

Project Schedule Planning

  • Schedule in Agile VS Traditional lifecycle
  • Define activities
  • Sequence project activities
  • Estimate Activity Duration
  • One point Estimate
  • Three Points Estimate (PERT)
  • Estimation in Agile Projects
  • T-Shirt Estimation
  • Planning Poker

Project Human Resource Management

  • Human Resource planning
  • Project team assignment (RACI Matrix)
  • Leading/Managing the team
  • Agile Team
  • Servant Leader
  • Product Owner
  • Agile Teams Characteristics

Project Risk Planning

  • Introduction to Risk Management
  • Identify project risks
  • Risk prioritization
  • Risk avoidance/Transfer/Mitigation strategies
  • Risk acceptance and contingency planning

Project performance tracking and analysis

  • Earned Value Technique
  • Sprint Burn-out Chart
  • Retrospective meeting

Program Closure

  • Teams presentations
  • Feedback and reflection

Learning Outcomes:

By end of Projectize Your Startup workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Develop and follow up their own project management plans.
  • Learn the true essence of entrepreneurship
  • Increase their entrepreneurial efficiency
  • Maximize their profits with limited resources

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