Photoshop CC Project Management

Deliverable
A unique and verifiable product, result, or capability. That is required to complete a project.
Project plan
a critical document for any project, its developed early in the project
Project scope and tasks
Its the work performed to deliver a product, service, or result with the specified features and functions
Project schedule and due dates
A schedule that shows the activities with planned dates
Project costs and resource allocation
Resources for a project can be human or material. Project costs are estimated by adding human resources plus the marked-up costs of material resources
Project phase
A collection of logically related project activities that culminates in the completion of one or more deliverables
Planning and Analysis phase
Without a good plan, it will be hard to reach your goal. Planning is more important when your budget is tight
Designing phase
Project management concepts apply to all industries, so the designing phase is not just about graphic design. For a deign project, the goal of this phase might be client sign of the project’s design. Also systems are set up for monitoring the three main elements of the project plan
Building and testing phases
All elements of the project are produced according to the project schedule. The testing phase is especially crucial for interactive projects, such as websites, to test functionality and usability
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
Score creep and method mismatch
Two common problems in project management are scope creep and mismatch of methods to the project and/or the client. Sometimes a method or approach that worked on a previous project won’t work for a new one even when the projects are similar
Scope creep
The uncontrolled expansion to product or project scope without adjustments to time, cost, and resources
Problems to avoid
choose tools and systems wisely
Project management software is meant for large projects; perhaps all you need is a manual system of file folders
Client communication methods
Listen- Your client knows his or her business and customer best
Ask clarifying questions- If you didn’t fully understand an important client statement, ask for clarification
Paraphrase- restate the clients statements in your own words
Asking peers and clients for feedback
– Schedule an informal meeting one or two days before a client review
-Explain the clients business and the project’s purpose
– Ask what works, what doesn’t
Phases and communication
common project phases include:
– Planning and analysis
– Designing
– Building
– Testing
– Implementing or publishing
Three important communication methods are:
– Listening
– Asking clarifying questions
– Paraphrasing