Continuing on with the specialisation on project-management this segment takes me through the key principles of project initiating and planning, which will include mapping stakeholders, the scope of work, and the project Work Breakdown Structure. It covers off similar points from my earlier post on Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management and goes through things in more detail with a close correlation to the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) guide.
A unique and temporary endeavour, with a stated beginning and end. to create (or change) a specific product or service
- functional manager in change
- he or she has all the assistance of a project coordinator
- the coordinator helps maintain the schedule and status, but doesn’t have decision making responsibility.
- recognition that having project manager assigned will help make sure project success
- the project manager has some decision making responsibilities
- the project manager manages the team to stay within scope, schedule and budget
- project manager has much more authority and responsibility, but no complete authority and responsibility
- project managers still cannot make all of the decisions
- works well when team members are assigned to multiple projects and other work
- the project manager will most likely run multiple projects
- project manager is king or queen
- the team works on one project
- project manager acts as the manager of the team
- project manager may write performance appraisals
Developed by Project management institute: (PMI)
- are applicable to most projects all the time
- have widespread consensus on its applicability and usefulness
- can enhance the success of a wide range of different projects
- provide a glossary of terms commonly used by project managers.
- Initiating – two processes, when you get started, you are creating your charter and identifying your stakeholders.
- Planning – most of the processes live here, a good plan will make your life so much easier
- Executing – the act of doing – actioning each element of the project
- Monitoring and Controlling – Measuring, are we meeting the plan
- Closing – Not just the end of your project.
To be continued..