Simple project evaluation definition: this is a process of analyzing the tasks included into completing a given project, in order to identify optimal amount of resources (usually time and money) needed to complete each of the tasks, and as a result to complete the total project. Project evaluation guide (also can be called the manual) is a chart, explaining the methods and “know-how’s” on how to evaluate projects of certain type, because different projects may have different specificity and they may need appropriate project evaluation methodology. As far as guidelines can be very different for different cases, it is very important to engage a person who “knows the trade” in evaluating the given project, to avoid common mistakes, to give all-round research on the risks and to make results close to reality as much as possible. Special trainings can be provided to people who would like to learn how to be more effective with planning resources on the projects. If you would like to know scientific background of project evaluation you may search for Wikipedia references, and if you search for some practical solution you may take a look at the following software product.
VIP Task Manager is real-time teamwork software for planning and controlling different projects through using different adjustable modes (timeline, calendar, task tree, to-do list) and analyzing performance of your workgroup in order to identify project evolution, to apply selected methodology, to control costs, team efficiency and actual observance of given instructions.
To set work plan and resources after workforce evaluation – do the following:
- start your workforce planning and mngmnt software
- use Task Tree to break-down your projects into doable activities
- plan to-do lists and set action plan goals
- plan costs, set priorities and assign tasks to performers
- control performance parameters