Application to new product development

Our purpose here is to outline a quick and dirty approach to selecting, organizing, and scheduling a new product project from scratch. The following process includes many of the traditional project planning and control steps, simplified and "demystified" for practice use.

Organizing a project from scratch involves six basic steps:

1. Project selection

2. Work breakdown structure

3. Task list, with estimated durations, linkages, and resource assumptions

4. Network diagram

5. Time-based network diagram

6. Gantt chart schedule

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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