Project management notes

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Project management notes
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Project management course notes.
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  1. Four phases of project life cycle
    Define it. Design it. Do it. Develop it.

    Scope of work --> Initiation --> PID / Charter --> Planning --> Project Plan Kick off --> Implementing --> Project Delivery --> Closng
  2. Triple Constraints
    • Time
    • Cost
    • Quality
  3. Hedgehog Syndrome
    The inability to learn from the past. Making the same mistakes over and over again.

    Can result from not budgeting in time to reflect on mistakes.
  4. Project management definition
    temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result.

    This is the definition from the PMBOK
  5. Project Management Elements
    • —Unique
    • —Temporary
    • —Focused
  6. Project manangement element:

    Uncertainty
    PM must deal with Uncertainty, Detailed requirements may not be known in advance.
  7. Project Management Element:
    Uniqueness
    Every project is unique
  8. Project Management Element:
    Mission Focus
    Must align to organizational goals and must deliver benefits.
  9. Project Management Element:
    Temporary
    Has a finite start and end.
  10. Project Management Element:
    Change
    Impacts people and organizations (on team and off)
  11. Project Management Elements:
    Integrating
    Requires interlinking of activities
  12. Project Manangement Element:
    Social Construction
    Working through people to achieve results. Working with people and organizations.
  13. 5 "C" Model
    • Context
    • Complexity
    • Completeness
    • Competitiveness
    • Customer Focus
  14. PESTEL Acronym
    • Political Influence
    • Economic
    • Social
    • Technical
    • Environmental
    • Legal
  15. Project Initiation document
    • Project Brief
    • Project Team Structure
    • Job Descriptions
    • Project Approach
    • Quality Plan
    • Project Plan
    • Business Case
    • Risk Log
    • Project Controls
    • Communication Plan
  16. Activity on Arrow (AOA) / Activitty on Node (AON)
    • Network Diagram
    • Used to determine Critical Path Analysis
    • Slack Time
    • Critical Time
    • Forward Pass
    • Backward Pass

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