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Project Management Foundations

Introduction:
The truth about the discipline of Project Management.
What is a project? What is Project Management?
The balance sheet of Project Management.
The technical side of Project Management.
The human dimensions of Project Management.
The 4X4 approach to Project Management.
This reference manual's description.

Project Initiating:
Project Defining:
The art of defining projects effectively.
An effective definition process.
Definition best practices and discussion.
Application practice.

Project Infrastructure:
Finding a noose around your neck.
The process of building an infrastructure.
Project organization best practices and discussion.
Application practice.

Project Presentation and Approval:
Let's remember who is in charge.
An approval process that works.
Approval best practices and discussion.
Application practice.

Project Kick-Off:
There is only one way to start a project.
A process for beginning a project.
Kick-Off best practices and discussion
Application practice.

Project Planning:
Task Identifying:
The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) as a planning tool.
The process of creating a WBS.
Decomposition best practices and discussion.
Application practice.
Worksheet introduction.

Resource Requirements:
Identifying resource needs.
The process of assigning responsibilities.
Resource management best practices and discussion.
Application practice.

Estimates Development:
The emotions of estimating.
Creating an estimating process.
Estimating best practices and discussion.
Application practice.

Project Logic Determination:
Introduction of PERT visual.
The process of logic and task interdependencies.
Sequencing best practices and discussion.
Application practice.
The critical path determination

Project Controlling:
Project Schedule and Resource Allocation:
The creation of a Gantt Chart.
The timescale scheduling process.
Control best practices and discussion.
Application practice.
Adjusting the schedule and/or resources.

Budget Computation:
The history of budgets.
The budget and data collection process.
Budgetary best practices and discussion.
Application practice.

Project Communication:
The project manager's role in communicartion.
The process of creating the communiaction plan.
Best practices and discussion.
Application practice.

Project Monitoring:
The investment dividends.
The project close out process.
Data collection best practices and discussion.
Application practice.

Project Closing:
Project Risk Management:
Looking risk in the eye.
A process for risk management.
Mitigation best practices and discussion.
Application practice.

Post Project Review Meeting:
The post project barbecue.
A post project review meeting process.
Post project review best practices and discussion.
Application practice.

Rewarding the Team:
The maximums and the minimums.
The process of rewards.
Rewarding best practices and discussion.
Application practice.

Publishing the Database:
It's not your database.
The process of archiving.
Database functionality best practices and discussion.
Application reality.


 
 
 

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