Project Management Brief

February 13, 2014 § Leave a comment

Design Practice in Context 2 Lecture 12/02/14

We received a new contextual brief which is based on project management:

Things to consider (Option A):

  • What resources will you need? (Computer/Cost/New Equipment)
  • Programmes/Software/Renewal/Proficiency
  • Location – room to work in/building/desk/equipment
  • How much work are you going to get? Consider scenarios – if working freelance, will you get three projects? Be realistic about what you’re doing.
  • Business cards/portfolio/going out and speaking to people – how much/how long is it gonna take?
  • Think of a USP. Logical order and justification is key. This plan is to cover until the business is open.
  • 2,000 words in report format is acceptable.

Things to consider (Option B):

  • Where is the gap year going to take place? Stay at home/Travel the country/Travel abroad?
  • How are you going to do it?
  • If going abroad – think about currency. Are you willing to accept the exchange loss?
  • Risk assessment
  • Travel Insurance
  • Jet lag/air time/potential problems at airport
  • Passport validity/Visas/Estas
  • Knowledge of where you’re going/support/backup


Introduction > Plan > Explanation > Resource Statement > Financial Statement

Introduction should include choice of option, intent, date to start action, aim date. Build in leeway. Work backwards.


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