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Perhaps the authorizing party gave you an outline, or notes, or a chart of some sort to represent the starting point for you to lay out your plan. Perhaps some kind of feasibility study, corporate memo, or quarterly report served as the forerunner to your project plan, spelling out needs and opportunities of the organization that now represent clues to as to what you need to do on your project. All too often, no such preliminary documents are available. You get your marching orders from an eight-minute conference with your boss, via email, or over the phone.

Some people call each step a task, although I like to use the term event, because not each step represents a pure task. Sometimes each step merely represents something that has to happen. Subordinate activities to the events or tasks are subtasks. There can be numerous subtasks to each task or event, and if you really want to get fancy, there can be sub-subtasks. TIP In laying out your plan, your major challenge as project manager is to ascertain the relationship of different tasks or events to one another and to coordinate them so that the project is executed in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

In turn, the potential for the project budget being whittled away increases. What a process! Nevertheless, as more and more organizations request that their project managers engage in project management, it makes sense to regularly solicit the input from those who are actually doing the work. Line workers in any industry have a first person, hands on connection to what is occurring—whereas staff usually are somewhat distant observers often relying on compiled information. When project staff gets to participate in the preparation of budgets, if those budgets are cut, at least they had some role in the process and hence "will accept the result with a minimum of grumbling," according to Meredith and Mantel.

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