Q

Quality assurance (QA): defined, 289 diagram of, 236 overview of, 236 phases of, 59

project testing and, 190-191 quality management and, 234 role of, 247-249 Quality control: defined, 289 diagram of, 236

overview of, 236-237 quality management and, 234 Quality management, 234-240

Quality plan, 289 R

Rapid application development (RAD), 179, 289

Readiness review, 256-257

Regional account manager, in strategic plan, 22

Request for Proposal (RFP):

at closure, 264

defined, 289

overview of, 109-110

small projects and, 78

Requirements, obtaining, 94-96

Research and development, phased estimation and, 152

Resources:

control of, 213-214

leveling of, 214

plan for, 289

pool, 289

release of, 272-273 selection of, 155-157 Return on investment (ROI): calculation of, 116-117 defined, 289 estimation of, 114-115 project analysis and, 88 Risk:

analysis of, 67

avoidance techniques and methods, 68

control of, 225-229

defined, 290

diagram of, 66

events, 66

identification of, 67-69

implementation and, 255

log, 227-228

management of, 65-69

mitigation of, 69

plan, 290

reporting of, 69

Roles and responsibilities, 157

Schedule:

control of, 212-213, 218 defined, 290 preparation of, 140-143 sample, 141 variance, 290 Scope:

changes to, 231 defined, 290

development plan and, 169 identification of, 89-90 Scope creep:

management of, 206-207 project managers and, vjj], 6 Senior executives. See Executives Service level agreement (SLA): after closure, 274, 276 defined, 290

technical support training and, 253

Sherpas, 30

Software, 105

Solutions:

customized, 120

new, 121-122

proposing, 115-124

senior vice president of, 22

Sponsor:

defined, 14, 290

importance of in IT projects, viM

responsibilities of, 32-34

sample acceptance checklist, 34

Staff reskilling, 271

Stakeholders, defined, 290-291

Start-to-finish, 143

Start-to-start, 143

Statement of Work (SOW):

at closure, 264

defined, 291

overview of, 110

Request for Proposal and, 109

Status reports:

defined, 291

overview of, 237-240

sample, 241

Steering committee, defined, 291 Strategic projects, defined, 11 Strategy:

achievement of, 3-6 defined, 291

development of, 23 diagram of, 4

executives' commitment, 15

leadership, 8-10

levels of within organizations, 5

management's commitment, 14-15

overview of, 1-3

plan, 19-23

on a project life cycle, 13 project management involved in, 6 purpose of, 6-8 requirements, 13-14 on strategic plan, 21-22 translation of into projects, 12-13 Stress testing, 199 Subject Matter Expert (SME): bottom-up estimation and, 152 defined, 291

estimation of effort and, 150 project schedule and, 142 role of in project analysis, 93 Work Breakdown Structure and, 136 Sun Tzu, 5, 23-24, 42, 45, 132 Suppliers, defined, 291 Support, at closure, 273-278

SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis:

defined, 291

diagram of, 101

overview of, 99-101

in strategic analysis, 19-23

table, 20

Synergy, 9

System development life cycle (SDLC):

entity relationship diagram and, 98

IT projects and, viii-ix overview of, 54-56

System testing, 197-198

Systems analyst:

defined, 291

role of in project analysis, 92 T

Tasks, defined, 291 Team. See Project team Technical authority, 41 Technical design, 174-179 Templates:

defined, 288 use of, 79

Test and quality plan, 166-168 Testing:

acceptance testing, 199 criteria for, 193-194 environment for, 191-193 functional testing, 196-197 importance of, 193-202 integration testing, 198-199 overview of, 190-193 pilot testing, 196 stress testing, 199 systems testing, 197-198 test cases, 201 test criteria, 193 test scripts, 201 types of, 194 unit testing, 194-195 Time sheets:

daily project activities checklist, 224-225 sample, 226

frequency checklists, 225 overview of, 223-224 Time-and-materials contracts, 161 Timeboxing approach: project testing and, 190 overview of, 55-56 Top-down estimation, 151 Training:

infrastructure, 252 overview of, 250-257 technical support, 252-253

Unit testing, 194-195

User requirement statement (URS):

defined, 292

description of, 108-109

diagram of, 109

requirements and, 95

Values, corporate, 20-21 Version control, 231 Virtual projects, 46-47

Vision, 19 Voicemail, 47

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