Project Management

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Project Management
2013-05-07 20:10:14
Traditional Approach Constraints Project Management Triangle

Project Management
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  1. What are the five developmental components of a project through the traditional approach. (four stages plus control).
    • 1) Initiation
    • 2) Planning and design
    • 3) Execution and construction
    • 4) Monitoring and controlling systems
    • 5) Completion
    • *Some projects will go through steps 2,3, and 4 multiple times.*
  2. Describe the waterfall model.
    • One series of tasks after another in a linear sequence.
    • Typically stages are:
    • -- Pre-planning
    • -- Conceptual design
    • -- Schematic design
    • -- Design development
    • -- Constructing drawings (or contract documents)
    • -- Construction administration
  3. In what situations is the waterfall method best suited for?
    Waterfall development works well for small, well defined projects, but often fails in larger projects of undefined and ambiguous nature.
  4. What are the constraints of the project management triangle.
    • -- Scope
    • -- Time
    • -- Cost
    • A further refinement of the constraints separates product "quality" or "performance" from scope, and turns quality into a fourth constraint.
  5. Explain how the constraints of the project management triangle affect each other.
    • -- Increased scope typically means increased time and cost.
    • -- A tight time constraint could mena increased costs and reduced scope.
    • -- A tight budget could mean increased time and reduced scope.
  6. Define the "scope" constraint
    Scope refers to what must be done to produce the project's end result.