• Processes and procedures for project work:
• Standard processes and procedures for getting project work done. Consider how purchase requests, team member acquisitions, the quality programs your projects subscribe to, checklists, and generally the way your company requires your projects to operate.
• Guidelines, how your project team is to complete their work, proposal evaluations, and how you measure your project for performance.
• Templates for project management.
• How the project manager is allowed to tailor the project management processes to fit any given project.
• Communication requirements, archival, security requirements, and allowed modalities for communication:
• How a project manager is to close a project.
• Financial controls and procedures.
• Issue and product defect management.
• Change control procedures.
• Risk management procedures.
• Work authorization system processes.
• Processes and procedures for contributing to and accessing a corporate knowledge base.
• Process measurements.
• Historical information and lessons-learned documentation.
• Issue and defect records of past projects and products.
• Configuration management for versioning, baselines, company standards, procedures, and prior project documents. (Think of the versions of software, blueprints, and manuals.)
• Financial databases.
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What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.