Info

R =

Required O

= Optional

Figure 1.2 The use of required and optional parts of the methodology by type of project.

Figure 1.2 The use of required and optional parts of the methodology by type of project.

Table 1.1 Example Project Classes and Definitions

Table 1.1 Example Project Classes and Definitions

Type A > 18 months High High

Type B 9-18 months Medium Medium

Type C 3-9 months Low Low

Type D < 3 months Very low Very low

Breakthrough Certain

Current Likely

Best of breed Some

Practical None

Type A > 18 months High High

Type B 9-18 months Medium Medium

Type C 3-9 months Low Low

Type D < 3 months Very low Very low

Breakthrough Certain

Current Likely

Best of breed Some

Practical None

Classification by Project Type

There are many situations where an organization repeats projects that are of the same type. Following are some examples of project types:

■■ Setting up hardware in a field office

■■ Soliciting, evaluating, and selecting vendors

■■ Updating a corporate procedure

■■ Developing application systems

These projects may be repeated several times each year and probably will follow a similar set of steps each time they are done.

We look at the ramifications of that repetition when we discuss Work Breakdown Structure templates in Chapter 4.

It is important to note then that we can classify project by type of project. The value in doing this is that each type of project utilizes a specific subset of the project management methodology. For example, projects that involve updating a corporate procedure are far less risky than application systems development projects. Therefore, the risk management aspects of each are very different. Risk management processes will be less important in the corporate procedure project; conversely, they will be very important in the applications development project.

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