OK! We have the PROJECT!! “The Wedding”!!!



as I promised, I will start with a fictitious project. In fact, I will make two Projects. First Project will be “The Wedding”, and after I finish with this one I will continue with the second Project, and it will be “Home sweet home”. The Wedding Project is, as it says, to organize the wedding, and the second will be to build the brand-new house for the just married couple.

OK! What is the goal of The wedding Project? It is to organize wedding for the couple (John and Mary). John and Mary are dating for some time, they are in love, and they have decided that they want to live together in wedlock!

How will we start? With Planning, of course.

What do we have to plan? EVERYTHING, e.g.: Scope (what will be included in The Wedding), Time (when do we have to finish), Costs (how much money will we have to spend, or we intend to spend), Quality (will it be “Glamorous” wedding or not), Risks (where are the risks for the wedding, what can go wrong, which opportunities do we have), etc.

I have visited many countries and cities but I have never been in a wedding outside Croatia. So, I will make a plan for the Wedding like it usually is in Croatia.

I will not write The Project Charter. YES I KNOW that you will criticize me, because The Project Charter is basic document for the Project, and without it, I actually don’t have a Project, but I will suppose that I’ve got the Project Charter from my Sponsor, so it is actually done!

Who is Project Sponsor? In our Project it can be John and Mary (the wedding couple) or their parents (if they will make whole organization). In our Project John and Mary will be a Sponsor(s), and their parents will be also the Sponsor(s), because they will finance the whole project.

We also have to find out Project Constraints (or limitations). For example, the budget can be constraint (if you have $10.000, can you make a glamorous party for 350 people in “Burj Al Arab” hotel in Dubai?).

We have to find out and clear out Project assumptions. Those are things we consider to be true, but they might not be. For example, we assume that everyone from our guest list will come to the Wedding, because they are our good friends, and family, but on the other hand, maybe some of them will have some rapid obligation. So, we have to INVESTIGATE everything about our assumptions!

I will not make all the Planning today, nor I will  make a whole project Plan “on the paper” first, and then put it in the MS PROJECT 2010. I will do those things in parallel.

So, from my next post (Monday, 01.08.2011) I will start with using MS PROJECT 2010, and develop the scope!

Until then,

Best Regards!


P.S. In the next three weeks I will try to keep my posts regularly. I will be on the Adriatic sea cost, on my Vacation, so If I will be late for day or two please don’t be angry!

And, of course, give me your feedback!


About Nenad Trajkovski

Location: Zagreb, Croatia Occupation: Project Manager Interests: Project Management and MS PROJECT He was born in Zagreb, Croatia at 1963. After completing his college he started working on projects in different business areas (banking, manufacturing, automotive industry, distribution, oil companies, etc.) developing and implementing ERP systems into different companies. He has got a lot of experience working with people in different business processes and also possesses great knowledge in information technologies and financial services. Today he works as a business consultant, adn Project Manager in PERPETUUM MOBILE d.o.o. Zagreb. He is a regular lecturer for Project Management in MS Innovation Center in Varaždin, Logosoft Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina and SEAVUS GROUP in Skopje Macedonia. He was named the best lecturer of WINDAYS 2008 while his lecture was also voted as the best. In addition, he was in TOP 10 lecturers at the MS SINERGY 2009 and MS VISIA 2009, 2010. Shares first place as the best lecturer of KulenDays 2009 and 2010 and PMI Conference 2009 in Zagreb. He is also a regular lecturer in the MS Community. He is a Certified Accountant and a PMP (Project Manager Professional) and a PMI-RMP (Risk Manager Professional), MCP, MCT, and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist - Microsoft Project 2010. From 01.01.2012 awarded with MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Proffesional - Microsoft Project)!
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