This helpful guide offers explanations of everything needed to get started in project management including: how to initiate a project and lead the project team, how to structure the project and plan for resources, how to monitor and track the plan, and how to close out the project. Packed with practical advice, this book includes tips to increase success, reveals common pitfalls to avoid, and presents case studies to show and why project management actually works.
Project management is a set of tools, techniques, and knowledge that,when applied, helps you produce better results for your project. Trying to manage a project without project management is like trying to play football without a game plan.
Learning objectives for chapter 3 include: Explain the elements of project management and the responsibilities of a project manager, explain project initiation and the activities in the project planning phase of the SDLC, describe how the scope of the new system is determined,...
Lesson 4. Laying Out Your Plan. In this lesson, you learn the prime directive of project managers, all about plotting your course, initiating a work breakdown structure, and the difference between action and results (results mean deliverables).
Chapter 2 PROJECT SCOPE. Project scope is the description of what the project will produce. Starting at the beginning with project initiation, the project team builds the project information step by step. According to the PMBOK®.Guide, the processes related to Scope Management are
The steps are as follows:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Great Idea Project Charter Scope Description Scope Management Plan Work Breakdown Structure
Once all of these steps have been completed, the team will have a solid description of the scope.
This was the period of significant technology advancement such as the first
automatic plain-paper copier by Xerox in 1959, and the rapid development of
computer technology. Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft. This facilitated the
emergence of several project management software companies including Oracle in
1977. An example of a project undertaken during this phase is the Apollo project
initiated in 1960 with the objective of sending man to the moon.
This paper reports the first part of a project that aims to develop a knowledge extraction and knowledge discovery system that extracts causal knowledge from textual databases. In this initial study, we develop a method to identify and extract cause-effect information that is explicitly expressed in medical abstracts in the Medline database. A set of graphical patterns were constructed that indicate the presence of a causal relation in sentences, and which part of the sentence represents the cause and which part represents the effect. ...
Systems Analysis and Design: Chapter 3 - Project Management's Objectives is Understand how projects are initiated and selected; Define a business problem and determine the feasibility of a proposed project; Plan a project by identifying activities and scheduling them.
After reading this chapter, you will be able to: Describe an overall framework for project integration management as it relates to the other project management knowledge areas and the project life cycle, discuss the strategic planning process and apply different project selection methods, explain the importance of creating a project charter to formally initiate projects,...
The projects that motivated initial development of many of the ideas in this book
were primarily large engineering projects in the energy sector: large-scale Arctic
pipelines in the far north of North America in the mid-1970s, BP’s North Sea
projects from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s, and a range of Canadian and US
energy projects in the early 1980s. In this period the initial focus was ‘the project’
in engineering and ...
Project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements. Project management is accomplished through the application and integration of the project management processes of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing.
Chapter 19b: Answer key about PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
1. Answer: c There should be a change procedure in the project to handle changes that might be initiated by customers. The change procedure should include the cost for managing the change and the cost of developing the estimate for the effects of the change. 2. Answer: c Estimating is just that, an estimating process. Perhaps it would have been better for the project manager to have given all the information to the person responsible for the estimate. At this point the best thing to do is to use all of the information available...
We have written this book for those of you who have some experience in project management and
are looking for a quick and efficient way to manage your projects. When combined, Excel 2007
and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS)—two components of the Office 2007 initiative
that Microsoft has developed—are great for managing all phases of a project, creating templates, collaborating on planning processes, tracking project progress, and sharing information with all interested parties.
You could be a manager fresh out of the box or one that has been in the trenches for years. No matter. Understanding the project management life cycle is invaluable for successfully guiding your project from its initial stages to completion.
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Written for students of aeronautical engineering and based on a range of detailed aircraft design projects, this wide-ranging book draws together the elements of aircraft design and will support any aircraft design project. Written by experienced U.K. and U.S. based authors this is a unique resource that opens up the initial design process, explores the experience of others on similar projects, and clarifies the processes that are behind the equations and calculations used in aircraft design.
Well into the swiftly approaching millennium, project management will continue to be a highly desired skill
in the midst of great change. Because rigid organizational boundaries and responsibilities have blurred and
new technologies are changing the ways of doing business, results must be delivered more quickly and
accurately than ever before. These circumstances call for people who can deal with ambiguity and time
pressures while simultaneously accomplishing project goals—in other words, people who display excellence
in project management....
Tools to Investigate Improvement Opportunities.
We have discussed the assessment, plotting, and analysis of both PD and PP maturity level data. We know how to target those knowledge areas that should be further investigated for improvement opportunities. We have suggested a few approaches for ranking improvement opportunities. In this chapter we look under the hood at a knowledge area or individual process within a knowledge area to analyze the PD or PP performance to define potential areas for improvement initiatives.