When I’ve read the story of Vasa (the Swedish ship sunk on her maiden voyage) in details, I had an urge to write a piece – something like Vasa lessons for project management. It seemed like an interesting and original idea. Then I run Google search “Vasa lessons” and found that like about a thousand of very educated folks had this idea before me. So, instead of writing a zillionth version of Vasa’s project management lessons, I just refer to the best article on the subject Why The Vasa Sank: 10 Lessons Learned. If you are into project management, it a good thing to know and use as an example in presentation/discussions.
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A Milestones, Cost & Deliverables Worksheet (MCDW), in project management and systems engineering, is a deliverable oriented decomposition of a project into smaller components. It defines and groups a project’s discrete work elements in a way that helps organize and define the total work scope of the project. A milestone is a special event that receives special attention. A deliverable is a tangible or intangible object produced as a result of the project that is intended to be delivered to a customer.
Here is an example of combining dashboard report and collage to emphasize impact of data analysis by visual means. In this particular example a dashboard provides a visual summary of presenter’s point, while collage creates a background for the topic of article.
The infographics has been designed for MarketIntelligence.org. Presentation involved several techniques: taking photo of object, replacing photo background, setting up graphs in dashboard format and combining collage with the dashboard report.