The Project Resource Plan provides a record of all resource planning for a project, including the identification of a team of workers that possess the appropriate skill set, and a record of the non-labor resources (tools, equipment, process, and so forth) necessary for project completion.
The need for reducing the project duration occurs for many reasons such as imposed duration dates, time-to-market considerations, incentive contracts, key resource needs, high overhead costs, or simply unforeseen delays. This chapter presented a logical, formal process for assessing the implications of situations that involve shortening the project duration.
Chapter 9 - Reducing project duration. The need for reducing the project duration occurs for many reasons such as imposed duration dates, time-to-market considerations, incentive contracts, key resource needs, high overhead costs, or simply unforeseen delays. This chapter presented a logical, formal process for assessing the implications of situations that involve shortening the project duration.
Suppose you are a rising star at work and the boss has given you your first assignment to head up
a project. Depending on the nature of the project and what kind of work you do, you might have to
engage in a variety of tasks that you haven't tackled before, such as assembling a team to
complete the project on time and on budget, mapping out a plan and monitoring your progress at
key steps along the way, using appropriate planning tools such as project management software
or wall charts, and keeping your team motivated and on target....
Imagine that an important customer in your firm commissions you to complete a sophisticated worldwide market study that will form the basis of a global expansion strategy. Or that you are responsible for the development of the product which will determine your firm’s ability to go public. Or that you are in charge of handling the merger of your firm with another. Further imagine that in these situations you receive a strict budget and a precise schedule. You are, as such, involved in a project— and, moreover, you are involved in managing a project.
The Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge describes project time management as the process used to ensure the timely completion of the project. The guide goes on to say that there are ﬁve major processes that are required to do proper project time management: Activity deﬁnition. Deﬁning the speciﬁc activities that are necessary to complete the project and produce all of the project deliverables. Activity sequencing. Identifying the sequence in which the activities must be done.
The management of construction projects requires knowledge of modern management as well as an understanding of the design and construction process. Construction projects have a specific set of objectives and constraints such as a required time frame for completion. While the relevant technology, institutional arrangements or processes will differ, the management of such projects has much in common with the management of similar types of projects in other specialty or technology domains such as aerospace, pharmaceutical and energy developments.
Fully understanding the Project Management Institute’s (PMI ) approach to project management can be diffi-
cult. This is not because of the complexity of the material. The difficulty arises from having a body of knowl-
edge that is structured for referencing, not learning.
PMI divides the tasks associated with project management into 44 processes. There are also 44 different man-
agement activities that must be completed, in a specific order .
This detailed guide for programmers, developers, and computer enthusiasts shows how to get the most from parallel port in any application or project. The Visual-Basic code and circuit designs include examples that use the new enhanced (EPP) and expanded (EPC) modes.An excellent resource for Visual Basic programmers looking to interface hardware through standard ports. Anyone designing hardware to work with a parallel port is well advised to add this book to their library.
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.
Chapter 17b: Answer key about CONTRACTS AND PROCUREMENT
1. Answer: b A statement of work is the description of what the project is about and what will be delivered. The project plan is complete and contains the detailed work that the project will do, complete with task descriptions and schedule, cost, and scope baselines containing a real schedule and budget. An exception report describes items that are not as planned, and a Pareto analysis is a quality management tool used to prioritize defects into the most frequently occurring. 2.
Much of the effort of the people on a project, and certainly the use of resources, including funds, are directed toward ensuring that the project is designed to achieve the desired outcome and be completed as scheduled in an appropriate
Project Time Management includes the processes required to accomplish timely completion of the project. Figure 6-1 provides an overview of the Project Time Management processes and Figure 6-2 provides a process flow diagram of those processes and their inputs, outputs, and other related Knowledge Area processes.
Chapter 13b: Answer key about COST MANAGEMENT
1. Answer: c Both the cost and accuracy of parametric models vary widely. They are most likely to be reliable when the historical information used to develop the model was accurate, the parameters used in the model are readily quantiﬁable, and the model is scalable (i.e., it works as well for a very large project as for a very small one). 2. Answer: b An analogous estimate is one that is arrived at by taking a project or part of a project that is already completed and adjusting the cost on the basis...
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.
It is one thing to think that you know a subject but quite another to conﬁdently write it down, secure in the knowledge that no one will challenge you later. I deﬁnitely fall into the former category. I assert that there are no experts in completion design, but there are experts in specialities within completion design. It is to many of these experts that I have turned for guidance and veriﬁcation.
The Project Management Body of Knowledge is the sum of knowledge within the profession of project management. As with other professions such as law, medicine, and accounting, the body of knowledge rests with the practitioners and academics who apply and advance it. The complete Project Management Body of Knowledge includes proven traditional practices that are widely applied, as well as innovative practices that are emerging in the profession, including published and unpublished material. As a result, the Project Management Body of Knowledge is constantly....
The project manager must set expectations about the time required to complete the software among the stakeholders, the team, and the organization’s management.
If those expectations are not realistic from the beginning of the project, the stakeholders will not trust the team or the project manager.
Software requirements are documentation that completely describes the behavior that is required of the software-before the software is designed built and tested.
Requirements analysts (or business analysts) build software requirements specifications through requirements elicitation.
Interviews with the users, stakeholders and anyone else whose perspective needs to be taken into account during the design, development and testing of the software
Observation of the users at work
Distribution of discussion summaries to verify the data gathered in interviews...