Project Management

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

From Web Design, to implementing new systems, I.T. Control uses standards set by the Project Management Institute – PMI. The PMI is the leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project management profession. Their standards are the most widely recognized ones in the profession.

PROJECT LIFECYCLE

In project management, processes are separated into 5 groups.

INITIATION

Defining the project or endeavor and gathering its goals & objectives

PLANNING

Establish project scope, refine objectives, and define course of action

EXECUTION

The work performed in the project to meet its requirements

MONITOR & CONTROL

Regulate & review the project, as well as initiate any change requests

CLOSE & HAND-OFF

Formally closing the project and handing off all of the deliverables

KNOWLEDGE AREAS

Within each process group, processes are also categorized by their knowledge requirements.

INTEGRATION MANAGEMENT

Identify, define, combine, unify, and coordinate all processes & activities within the project management process groups.

  • Develop Project Charter
  • Direct & Manage Project
  • Manage Project Information
  • Monitor & Control Work
  • Manage Change Requests

SCOPE MANAGEMENT

Ensure the project includes all the work required to complete it.

  • Collect Requirements
  • Define Scope
  • Create Work Breakdown Structure
  • Validate & Control Scope

SCHEDULE MANAGEMENT

Manage the timely completion of the project.
Also referred to as Project Time Management.

  • Define & Sequence Activities
  • Estimate Activity Duration
  • Develop Schedule
  • Control Schedule

COST MANAGEMENT

Planning, estimating, budgeting, financing, funding, managing, and controlling costs of the project in order to complete it within budget.

  • Estimate Costs
  • Determine Cost Budget
  • Control Costs

QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Incorporating the organization’s quality policy to the project and product requirements, in order to meet stakeholders’ expectations.

  • Control & Manage Project Quality

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Identify, acquire, and manage the resources needed for the successful completion of the project.

  • Estimate Activity Resources
  • Acquire Resources
  • Develop Team
  • Manage Team
  • Control Resources

COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT

Timely & appropriate planning, collection, creation, distribution, storage, retrieval, management, control, monitoring, and ultimate disposition of project information.

  • Manage & Monitor Communications

RISK MANAGEMENT

Conducting risk management planning, identification, analysis, response planning, response implementation, and monitoring risk on a project.

  • Identify Risks
  • Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
  • Plan Risk Responses
  • Monitor Risk

PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT

Purchase or acquire products, services, or results needed from outside project team.

  • Conduct & Control Procurements

STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT

Identify the people, groups, or organizations that impact the project, to analyze stakeholder expectations and their impact on the project, and to develop appropriate management strategies for engaging project decisions & execution.

  • Identify Stakeholders
  • Plan & Manage Stakeholder Engagement
  • Monitor Stakeholder Engagement

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