Project Management

Scope Definition – Alternatives Identification

November 1, 2009
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Scope Definition – Alternatives Identification

Tools help in defining scope well, include product analysis and alternatives identification techniques. Product analysis techniques apply to projects that have a product, not a service or a result, to be delivered at the end of the project. Alternatives identification is mainly for identifying alternate methods of achieving same results. Product Analysis Product analysis...

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Scope Definition

October 31, 2009
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Scope Definition

Detailed description of the project and or product is what defines the scope. The project scope statement really defines what exactly needs to be done and what need not be part of the activities. The project charter is obviously the primary source for the scope definition. The major deliverables, assumptions and constraints as indicated...

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Scope: Understanding refined

October 30, 2009
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Scope: Understanding refined

Deriving the detailed requirements from the project charter takes a lot of doing. There is a set of techniques you would need to apply to elicit the requirements from relevant people. These involve formal and informal methods of stimulating the ideas that can define breakdown of the charter requirements into detailed requirements. These individuals...

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Scoping…Beginning to understand

October 29, 2009
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Scoping…Beginning to understand

Project scope needs to be defined as clearly as possible so that only the things that are required are done and nothing else. No effort should be wasted in what’s not needed to be done. To be as precise, the project requirements need to be completely understood and stated as unambiguously as possible. Sources...

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Scope Management

October 28, 2009
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Scope Management

Doing the work required for completion of your project is absolutely essential for the success of your project. Similarly, if anything not required for the project is to be done, it is a wasted effort. It adds to the cost and the timeline of the project. Therefore, it is essential that what exactly needs...

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Performance Reports – Change Requests

October 14, 2009
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Performance reports are the prime outputs required of the report performance process. However, there are a couple of other reports that are of vital importance. One is a change request. These outputs are vital for managing changes and hence for managing the project itself. Then the organizational process asset updates are equally important to...

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Performance Reporting

October 12, 2009
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To report performance you have to asses the performance of your project first and that’s a very vital task for a project manager. You must be absolutely certain of where you are, to make sure you are on the right track. If not, you need some mid-course corrections and make sure you stay on...

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Information Distribution

October 12, 2009
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Information Distribution

When you distribute information it has to be properly organized information rather than raw data. Thus while you may have a lot of discrete inputs related to the performance of your project, what you want to distribute is if the project is on track. If not, the variance and the impact on project time...

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Performance Reporting – Tools

October 11, 2009
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  There are several tools that one can use in processing the raw information gathered as inputs and to prepare meaningful reports. Several categories of tools can be used successfully to derive meaningful information from the input data. These include variance analysis tools, forecasting methods to forecast time and cost performance in the future...

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Performance Reporting – What to Report?

October 10, 2009
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Performance Reporting – What to Report?

  The information/documents/data you need to consider for generating the performance reports include project management plan, work performance information, work performance measurements, budget forecasts and organizational process assets. You would use these inputs to generate the required reports for your specific organization. Tools to process these inputs also should be used as much as...

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