Figure The Business Product and Project Life Cycles

Source: Project Management Institute (1996). A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge. Sylva, NC: PMI Publication

Division.

ßusiness Life Cycle

Policy Planning

Meeds Identification

Project Conception

Realization

Product / in Service/

Disposal

Product Life Cycle

i i

Feasibility

Acquisition

Operations/

Disposal

"" Project Life Cycle

Concept

Development

Implementation

Termination

-j

Cost/benefil ROI computed for each project

Table 1-4. Project Competencies

Project Competency

Description

Chapter

12. Building a work breakdown structure

Building a work breakdown structure for a project

4. Selecting Software Development Life Cycles

8. Creating the Work Breakdown Structure

9. Identifying the Tasks and Activities

13. Documenting plans

Identifying key components

4. Selecting Software Development Life Cycles

7. Defining the Goal and Scope of the Software Project

17. Developing the Software Requirements Specification

28. Post Performance Analysis

30. Software Quality Assurance

31. Software Configuration Management AüDendix A. SuDDortinq Orqanizations

14. Estimating cost

Estimating cost to complete a project

10. Software Size and Reuse Estimating

11. Estimating Duration and Cost

12. Assigning Resources 16. Eliciting Requirements

15. Estimating effort

Estimating effort required to complete a project

10. Software Size and Reuse Estimating

11. Estimating Duration and Cost

12. Assigning Resources

16. Eliciting Requirements

17. Developing the Software Requirements Specification

16. Managing risks

Determining impact and handling of risks

18. Determining Project Risks 21. Software Metrics

17. Monitoring development

Monitoring the production of software

24. Use of Tools

25. Project Tracking and Control

26. Continuous Process Improvement 30. Software Quality Assurance

18. Scheduling

Creating a schedule and key milestones

7. Defining the Goal and Scope of the Software Project

Project Competency

Description

Chapter

15. Scheduling the Work

19. Selecting metrics

Choosing appropriate metrics

21. Software Metrics 24. Use of Tools

Appendix A. Supporting Organizations

20. Selecting project management tools

Knowing how to select PM tools

24. Use of Tools

21. Tracking process

Monitoring compliance of project team

5. Managing Domain Processes 21. Software Metrics

25. Project Tracking and Control

26. Continuous Process Improvement 30. Software Quality Assurance

22. Tracking project progress

Monitoring progress using metrics

21. Software Metrics

30. Software Quality Assurance

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