The direct and manage project execution process requires the project manager and the project team to perform multiple actions to execute the project management plan to accomplish the work defined in the project scope statement. Some of these actions are
■ Perform activities to accomplish project objectives.
■ Expend effort and spend funds to accomplish the project objectives.
■ Staff, train, and manage the project team members assigned to the project.
■ Obtain quotations, bids, offers, or proposals as appropriate.
■ Select sellers by choosing from among potential sellers.
■ Obtain, manage, and use resources including materials, tools, equipment, and facilities.
■ Implement the planning methods and standards.
■ Create, control, verify, and validate project deliverables.
■ Manage risks and implement risk response activities.
■ Manage sellers and contractors.
■ Adapt approved changes into the project's scope, plans, and environment.
■ Establish and manage project communication channels, both external and internal to the project team.
■ Collect project data and report cost, schedule, technical and quality progress, and status information to facilitate forecasting.
■ Collect and document lessons learned, and implement approved process improvement activities.
The project manager, along with the project management team, directs the performance of the planning project activities, and manages various technical and organizational interfaces that exist within the project. The direct and manage project execution process is directly affected most by the project application area. Deliverables are produced as outputs from the processes performed to accomplish the project work planned and scheduled in the project management plan. Work performance information about the completion status of the deliverables, and what has been accomplished, is collected as part of project execution and is fed into the performance reporting process. Although the products, services, or results of the project are frequently in the form of tangible deliverables such as buildings, and roads, intangible deliverables, such as training, can also be provided.
Direct and manage project execution also requires implementation of:
■ Approved corrective actions that will bring anticipated project performance into compliance with the project management plan
■ Approved preventive actions to reduce the probability of potential negative consequences
■ Approved defect repair requests to correct product defects found by the quality process
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