Eight Essential Project Artifacts One Could Use For A 30-month Project

What is the importance of project templates Discuss. 2. Name five project templates used in the concept or initiation phase of a project. 3. What is the purpose of a project brief project definition report 4. Discuss three ways to access templates in an organization. Assume you are a new project manager. 5. Explain whether it is necessary to use all templates for your project. 6. Explain how to select specific templates when assigned a project by your organization (e.g., business case, ROI)....

Disadvantages of PRINCE

It is a method and not a cure for any project. People who use PRINCE2 should continue to think. Some people apply and interpret the methodology in a rigid way and do not tailor it to the project at hand. Huge bureaucracies might be constructed if all checklists are used in a paper format and not adapted to System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Methodology Many projects follow the classic waterfall approach, and it is fairly straightforward to conceptualize. No rocket science is needed here. You...

Chapter Project Management Frameworks

Sometimes you are faced with a project that could cost a small fortune from hundreds of thousands of dollars to a few million dollars. As project manager, you are charged with delivering the project within cost, specification, and schedule. This is often the opening line for many project managers today. Without an effective project framework in place, it will not matter what you do projects will undoubtedly be more complicated and troublesome. In this chapter, I provide a few project...

Rational Unified Process RUP Project Framework

The Rational Unified Process, or more affectionately referred to as RUP, is a customizable project methodology framework aimed primarily at software development. It is a complete software development process framework that comes with several out-of-the-box examples. Processes derived from RUP vary from lightweight which address the needs of small projects to more complex heavyweight projects. To date, projects of all sizes have successfully used RUP. This methodology enhances team productivity...

Requirements for Selecting a Methodology

Table 4.1 illustrates essential decisions a project manager must make when selecting a methodology Budget. Budgets play a big role in any project, and the type of methodology to be used is key. For example, you have been given a mandate to develop a product within eight months. Your sponsor says, Money is no problem we need this product by the end of the year. If you select a heavy methodology, you may not achieve your goal because you will see the results only near the end of the project....

Project Framework versus Development Methodology

There is a distinct difference between a project framework and a project methodology. The framework has always meant the various segments of the project and the development methodology are the means of getting from segment to segment. The following metaphor helps solve this subtle difference If the project framework is seen as the skeleton of a building, the floors are seen as the different development methodologies allowing you to get through the building. Some get you there more quickly than...

Prince Project Framework

PRINCE2 is an acronym for Projects in Controlled Environments (second version) and is now the United Kingdom's de facto standard for IT project management. The Central Computing and Telecommunications Agency (CCTA) originally developed this structured project management methodology, which now forms part of the Office of Government Commerce (OCG) a government agency for the development and implementation of IT projects. In fact, this methodology is now so popular that many companies hire only...

The Unicycle Methodology

The unicycle model is a classic methodology still used successfully today. Before using this model, a feasibility study establishes the justification for the project. Figure 4.5 shows that the project phases are closer than other methods and join in the center, which reflects project communications. The following phases are used Project feasibility and justification. After the project manager becomes familiar with the project feasibility report, he or she should ensure that the findings are...

The Capability Maturity Model CMM

So what is the buzz all about when it comes to CMM and why should we care The Software Engineering Institute's (SEI) CMM is not actually a life cycle methodology, but rather sets of strategies for improving the software process on a projects. Therefore, I have not included CMM in Chapter 3. Many companies using CMM are stuck in a default waterfall methodology mentality and have neglected the spiral or iterative development methodologies. This is not CMM's fault at all, but project managers...

Support Checklist

The project manager should ensure that documentation or deliverables are checked after the company has accepted the project methodology. Be sure that Service level agreements of all vendors that have systems linked to the methodology are in place. All project templates are in a single repository. A backup exists for all project templates and data. A schedule is in place for regular backups and that the staff is trained to perform the backup procedures. All PMO staff has been trained to answer...