Project Definition Document

Requirements Document

Project Schedule

Status Reports

Milestone Chart

Authorizes project and Provides official notice May not always be a the project manager to the organization formal document;

Defines project purpose, objectives, success criteria, and scope statement

Defines the specifications for product/output of the project

Shows all work efforts, properly estimated, with logical dependencies, assigned to responsible resources scheduled against a calendar

Periodic reviews of actual performance versus expected performance

A summary of the detailed project schedule showing

Key for managing expectations, controlling scope, and completing other planning efforts

Key for managing expectations and controlling scope

Key for directing all project team work efforts;

Key for managing expectations;

Allows for impact and what-if simulations when things change

Provides essential information to stakeholders;

Allows for timely identification of performance variances

Allows stakeholders to see high level project progress on one page

At a minimum, get an email notification

Core tool

Core tool

Core tool

See Chapter 10, "Controlling a Project," and Chapter 17, "Managing Project Communications," for more details

Detailed schedule rollups can be difficult to read and interpret;

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