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Project Management

High Level overview
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Jim Johnson

on 30 January 2015

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Transcript of Project Management

The business wants change...that could be creating or enhancing a product, providing a new service or improving a process.
Project Management, what is it, more importantly what is a project?
So then what is Project Management?
Project management consists of 47 logically grouped processes divided into 5 separate phases. Here are those phases....
Relationships
Role of the Project Manager
Triple Constraints
One final note for the introduction of this course
Time / Schedule
Task Creation
Estimated time frame
Duration / Resources determined
Resources / Cost
Man power needed
Materials
Scope / Quality
Goals
Strategy
Introduction to PM
Topics
What is Project Management
Relationships
Business Values
Role of Project Manager
"A temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result" PMI
Improvement | Increase efficiency | Profit
Initiation
Planning
Execution
Monitoring & Controlling
Closing
The life cycle of a project will take you from one end of the spectrum to the other and then some.
You must be able to quickly
Manage personalities
Manage expectations of both the stakeholders & team
Balancing act, every change affects another part of the plan, recognizing this and mitigating risks is key
Communication
Portfolio Management
Program Management
Organizational Project Management
On the surface a project seems very clear cut, defined objective, target end date, seemingly obvious impacts.

This is where a PM is really needed though. Projects have the capability of affecting every part of an organization, which can affect resources, timing and budget if not properly identified.

A good PM can see ahead and recognize things someone else on the team may not
Project Management
Business Value
Business Value - expressing a companies mission and vision through strategic planning and managment
Organizational Strategy - defines direction for development and growth along with metrics for success
Project Management bridges the gap
To lead a team responsible for acheiving the project objectives.
I think the key word is leading, not doing. A good project manager should be able to empower and inspire the team to accomplish the needed goals. A PM should recognize gaps and potential risks before they are a problem and enable the team to mitigate the problem.
Initiation
Planning
Execution
Monitoring & Controlling
Closing
Planning Phase
Execution Phase
Initiating
Planning
Execution
Monitoring & Controlling
Closing
Initiating
Planning
Execution
Monitoring & Controlling
Closing
This phase consists of "maintaining" the project. Are things moving forward, risks identified and worked through, updating stakeholders.
Closure
Initiating
Planning
Execution
Monitoring & Controlling
Closing
Initiating
Planning
Execution
Monitoring & Controlling
Closing
As you can see, there are many steps involved from start to finish, this is just one example of a project life cycle workflow.
Now let's see everything from end to end
Project Management is the process of taking a set of skills, a set of tools & techniques and painful experience to lead a project and team to a successful completion of the defined objective.
Initiation Phase
Consists of the processes performed to define a new project
Consists of those processes performed to establish the total scope of the effort, define & refine
Consists of the processes performed to complete the work defined in the project management plan
Consists of the processes preformed to conclude all activities across all Project Management groups to formally complete the project
This concludes the introduction to Project Management. As you can see from the introduction, you can get very in depth in learning this skill. It's important to think ahead, think outside the box and not be afraid to speak up when needed.

Stay tuned for Part II


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