The Project Management Life Cycle: A Complete Step-By-Step Methodology for Initiating, Planning, Executing & Closing a Project Successfully
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Streamline the way you approach project management: "The Project Management Lifecycle" reveals a standardized approach to methodology, one that based on the principles of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and used by project managers around the world. Containing hundreds of practical examples, the book skillfully covers the four critical phases of a project's life cycle: initiation, planning, execution and closure. Written in a clear, professional manner, it avoids complex terminology and defines the phrases, activities and tasks required to complete a project. Its methodology can be applied to any field, including IT, construction, engineering, telecommunications and government. Includes more than 150 charts, tables, forms and checklists, and free online support materials.
school or college qualifications; university or other higher educational qualifications; specialist qualifications. Furthermore, identify the particular discipline that each qualification should relate to such as engineering, information technology, business management, marketing and accounting. Personality Describe any interpersonal characteristics required for the role. Examples of valuable interpersonal traits for a project manager include: • • • • friendly, open and consultative in nature;
start-to-start (the item this activity depends on must start before this activity can start); start-to-finish (the item this activity depends on must start before this activity can finish). Detailed project schedule Set up the project office Establish the premises Identify the premises Complete a rental contract Fit out the premises Obtain additional facilities Procure equipment Procure office equipment Procure communications equipment Procure other equipment Procure office materials Locate
preferred supplier. It also describes how the supplier relationship will be managed to ensure continued delivery. It is important to note that for the purposes of this book, the term ‘products’ includes goods (such as computer hardware, materials and equipment) and services (such as raw labour, technical services, consultancy and management). A procurement plan should be — — A A R — R … 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 … … A R A R R R A Project manager … R — R — — R
usually initiated after the project plan has been formally documented and the project is under way (in other words, during the execution phase of the project), timesheets may be completed at any phase of the project if requested by the project manager. For instance, it may be necessary to record timesheets throughout the entire project to ensure that the full costs of the project are captured. Figure 4.2 shows the processes and procedures to be undertaken to document, approve and register
to all stakeholders and interested parties. A project closure report is documented and submitted to the customer and/or project sponsor for approval. The project manager is responsible for undertaking each of the activities identified in the project closure report, and the project is closed only when all the activities listed in the project closure report have been completed. Review project completion The final activity within a project is the review of its success by an independent party.