P

Parametric estimation, 151 Performance testing, 199 Phase, defined, 287 Phase completion checklist: analysis, 128-129

becoming an IT project manager, 52 closure, 279-280 control, 242 execution, 208

implementation, 259 planning, 180-181 Phased estimation, 152-153 Pilot testing, 196 Planning: diagram of, 133 initial, 135-146 main tasks, 136 overview of, 131-135 resources and, 155-157 See also Project plan Post-project review, 270-271 Price, defined, 111-112 Procurement:

of equipment and services, 204-205

overview of, 70-72

plan, 165-166, 287

vendor selection criteria, 71

Product Breakdown Structure (PBS), 137

diagram of, 138

Professionalism, defined, 45

Program management:

vs. operations management, 11

vs. project management, 11

Program manager, role of in project analysis, 93

Project, defined, 287

Project closure report. See Closure, report

Project conclusion. See Closure

Project definition:

defined, 287

report (see Project plan)

Project director, defined, 287-288

Project folder:

at closure, 264-265

defined, 288

Project infrastructure. See Infrastructure

Project life cycle:

diagram of, 61

overview of, 56-57

phases of, 57-60

Project management:

agenda, 185

analysis (see Analysis)

archiving, 266-268

attributes, 37-39

budgeting, 111, 158, 202-204

categories, 76-79

charter, 16-17

checklists, 27, 52, 128, 279 classification of, 76 closure, 265, 269 control, 209-216 definition report, 163 elements of, 32 estimation of, 146-148 factors affecting, 63 feasibility, 110-115 folder, 264

implementation, 254, 257 initiation, 134

management plan, 161-163 monitoring overview of, 209-212 related corrective actions on projects, 210 office defined, 288

diagram of, 73

roles of, 72-75, 154-155

vs. operations management, 11

planning, 131-132 (see also Project plan)

procurement, 70, 204-205

vs. program management, 11

reporting, 237-240

reviews:

defined, 288

post-project, 265, 270

risks, 255

schedule (see Schedule)

scope, 89-90, 206

sponsor (see Sponsor)

templates (see Templates)

testing (see Testing)

transition of client expectations, 55

trends in, 30-34

types of, 75-79

warning signs, 77

Project Management Institute (PMI), 72

Project managers:

appointment of, 36-37

characteristics of, 37-49

as consultants, 46

defined, 288

future of, 51

identification of, 34-37

IT responsibilities of, 49

role of in project analysis, 92-93

selection of, 36-37

skills needed by, 38 understanding need for, 40 relationship with executives, 9-10 Project phases: closure phase, 60 concept phase, 58 design phase, 59 discovery phase, 58 execution phase, 59 implementation phase, 59 maintenance phase, 273-275 Project plan: approach toward, 165 contents of, 162, 164 defined, 288

development plan and, 169

execution of, 183-187

vs. project charter, 16

overview of, 161-163

Project prioritization list, 24

Project review questionnaire, 265

Projects in Controlled Environments, 287

Project team:

defined, 14, 292

delegation of tasks, 186-187

development of, 184

project analysis and, 85

project manager's role in selecting, 43-44

scope and, 90

unit testing and, 195

virtual diagram of, 48 management of, 46-49 Prototyping, defined, 289

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