Adobe Photoshop Project Management

Concepts
Project: a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result
Project Deliverables
Any unique and verifiable product, result, or capability that is required to complete a project
The Project plan
The Project plan is a critical document for any project. The plan is developed early in the project.
Project Scope And Tasks
Project Scope: The work performed to deliver a product, service, or result with the specified features and functions.
Project Schedule and Due Dates
To develop a project schedule, start with the end product and due date, as well as any milestone deliverables and due dates.
Project Costs and Resource Allocation
Resources for a project can be human or material
Definition of Project Management Phase
The following are typical phases in a design project:
planning and analysis
designing
building
testing
implementing or publishing
Planning and Analysis Phase
Without a good plan, it’s hard to know how to reach your goal.
Designing Phase
Project management concepts apply to all industries so the designing phase is not just about graphic design
Building and Testing Phases
During the building phase, all elements of the project are produces according to the project schedule.
Implementing or Publishing Phase
The implementing or publishing phase begins when all the building and testing is done and the client has signed off on the final design of the product.
Scope Creep and Method Mismatch
Two common problems in project management are scope creep and mismatch of methods to the project and/or the client.
Scope Creep
Each time a client asks to add a new task to the same project, evaluate the tasks complexity against your resources.
Problems to avoid
Choose tools and systems wisely
A Key component in every phase
Through every project phase, client communication is key
Client communication methods
When communication is crucial such as during contract discussions and reviews these methods help you stay focused
Asking Peers and clients for feedback
Peer reviews