Monday, May 25, 2009

Introduction Project Management

What You Should Know

1. what is a project: project characteristics
  • Temporary: means that every project has a definite beginning and a definite end.
  • Unique Products, Services or Results: A projects creates unique output, which are products, services or results.
  • Progressive Elaboration: means developing in stages and continuing by increments.
2. projects vs. operational work
  • Projects and operations differ primarily in that operations are ongoing and repetitive, while projects are temporary and unique
3. what is project management
  • project management is the application of: Knowledge, skills, tools and technique to project activities. [Initiation, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling and Closing]
4. project life cycle
Project Life Cycle defines the phases that connect the beginning of a project to its end.
PLC inputs:
  • what technical work to do in each phase
  • when the output are to be generated in each phase
  • who is involved in each phases
  • how to control and approve each phases
5. project stakeholder
Stakeholders are the people involved in or affected by project activities.
  • Project sponsor
  • Project manager
  • Project team
  • Support staff
  • Customers
  • Users
  • Suppliers
6. triple constrain : time + scope + cost



1 comment:

  1. Great breakdown of project management. Sometimes in order to really understand the best practices, you have to start from the beginning!

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