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MP4PM: business case review - Schedule/Key Milestones; approval process
Hi,

for the background to this discussion thread please refer to this posting here:

https://www.projectmanagement.com/discussi...ss-case-review-

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Schedule/Key Milestones
-- Key Milestone #1
-- Key Milestone #2
-- Key Milestone #...

(There will be an option to select the defined MS via a calendar function)


Review / Approval Process
--Review Process
--- Stakeholder #1
--- Stakeholder #2
--- Stakeholder #3

--Approval Process
--- Step #1
--- Step #2
--- Step #3
--Signoff

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Hi Markus,

For some reason, the links you are putting to refer to the discussion thread are not working, when you click on them, they give you: Page Not Found - Just thought to let you know.

I am not sure I totally understand what you intend to ask out of the above - Can you explain more please ? Thanks.
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1 reply by Markus Kopko, PMP
Dec 14, 2016 5:19 AM
Markus Kopko, PMP
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Hi Rami,

thanks for the hint with the broken link, should be fixed now.

Regarding the structure and the intention, for some reason it lost the structure i had put in, will try to fix that also. It will be clearer since i have put the map online.

In general, first part is about the key milestones which could be identified by analyzing the business case. This will give us the ground structure for the schedule which has to be build.

The other part was about the formalism to gain a commitment from the key stakeholders (like the sponsor) for the results of our business case review ...

Hope this helps a bit.

Regards,

Markus
Dec 13, 2016 11:24 AM
Replying to Rami Kaibni
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Hi Markus,

For some reason, the links you are putting to refer to the discussion thread are not working, when you click on them, they give you: Page Not Found - Just thought to let you know.

I am not sure I totally understand what you intend to ask out of the above - Can you explain more please ? Thanks.
Hi Rami,

thanks for the hint with the broken link, should be fixed now.

Regarding the structure and the intention, for some reason it lost the structure i had put in, will try to fix that also. It will be clearer since i have put the map online.

In general, first part is about the key milestones which could be identified by analyzing the business case. This will give us the ground structure for the schedule which has to be build.

The other part was about the formalism to gain a commitment from the key stakeholders (like the sponsor) for the results of our business case review ...

Hope this helps a bit.

Regards,

Markus
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Dec 14, 2016 11:06 AM
Rami Kaibni
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Thanks Markus, got it now.

I believe when higher management and sponsors look at the business case, they do look at it as a whole, not in parts so probably a list of key milestones along with comments besides each milestone will suffice for the purpose of the Business Case because if one milestone was rejected, then you will have to revise your business case anyways because changing a milestones, changes risk, cost, timeline, and so on.
On the one hand, you are listing milestones. On the other, you are listing the approval process.Should the approval process not be in your management plan?
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1 reply by Markus Kopko, PMP
Dec 15, 2016 6:08 AM
Markus Kopko, PMP
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Hello Stephane,

i am sorry for producing this irritation. It was cause of the limited editing functions within the discussion board.
Like you can see now in the online version these are two different branches in the map (cause i did not want to create a single discussion thread only for the milestone branch).

And you are right about the approval process in general. This was meant as a specific approval process only for the deliverable here.

But i do also thinking about to take this off the map, what do you and of course the others also think about?

Regards,

Markus
Dec 14, 2016 5:19 AM
Replying to Markus Kopko, PMP
...
Hi Rami,

thanks for the hint with the broken link, should be fixed now.

Regarding the structure and the intention, for some reason it lost the structure i had put in, will try to fix that also. It will be clearer since i have put the map online.

In general, first part is about the key milestones which could be identified by analyzing the business case. This will give us the ground structure for the schedule which has to be build.

The other part was about the formalism to gain a commitment from the key stakeholders (like the sponsor) for the results of our business case review ...

Hope this helps a bit.

Regards,

Markus
Thanks Markus, got it now.

I believe when higher management and sponsors look at the business case, they do look at it as a whole, not in parts so probably a list of key milestones along with comments besides each milestone will suffice for the purpose of the Business Case because if one milestone was rejected, then you will have to revise your business case anyways because changing a milestones, changes risk, cost, timeline, and so on.
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1 reply by Markus Kopko, PMP
Dec 15, 2016 6:16 AM
Markus Kopko, PMP
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Hi Rami,

i am absolutely with you here.
You may check the online version of the map now (see link in my posting above).

Regards,

Markus
@all:
i have put the beat version of the map online now for your consideration and a better overview and understanding of the different branches, you may have a look here:

http://www.projectmanagement.plus/mp4pmmap...ess%20Case.html

Regards,

Markus
Dec 14, 2016 10:27 AM
Replying to Stéphane Parent
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On the one hand, you are listing milestones. On the other, you are listing the approval process.Should the approval process not be in your management plan?
Hello Stephane,

i am sorry for producing this irritation. It was cause of the limited editing functions within the discussion board.
Like you can see now in the online version these are two different branches in the map (cause i did not want to create a single discussion thread only for the milestone branch).

And you are right about the approval process in general. This was meant as a specific approval process only for the deliverable here.

But i do also thinking about to take this off the map, what do you and of course the others also think about?

Regards,

Markus
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1 reply by Stéphane Parent
Dec 16, 2016 1:11 PM
Stéphane Parent
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My suggestion, Markus, would be to replace the approval process with the approval/escalation organizational chain. Basically, indicate who - or at least, what role - approves what, from most to least authority.
Dec 14, 2016 11:06 AM
Replying to Rami Kaibni
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Thanks Markus, got it now.

I believe when higher management and sponsors look at the business case, they do look at it as a whole, not in parts so probably a list of key milestones along with comments besides each milestone will suffice for the purpose of the Business Case because if one milestone was rejected, then you will have to revise your business case anyways because changing a milestones, changes risk, cost, timeline, and so on.
Hi Rami,

i am absolutely with you here.
You may check the online version of the map now (see link in my posting above).

Regards,

Markus
Excellent Mind Map Markus - It illustrates much more better than words. Thanks for the efforts and for sharing.
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1 reply by Markus Kopko, PMP
Dec 16, 2016 5:18 AM
Markus Kopko, PMP
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Thank you Rami, i guess this way it is much better to understand the different branches.
Next time i will put the map online before creating the discussion threads, should work much better this way around, i guess ... ;)

As usual i will provide this map in version 1.0 to all contributors as soon as it will be available.

Regards,

Markus
Dec 15, 2016 11:26 AM
Replying to Rami Kaibni
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Excellent Mind Map Markus - It illustrates much more better than words. Thanks for the efforts and for sharing.
Thank you Rami, i guess this way it is much better to understand the different branches.
Next time i will put the map online before creating the discussion threads, should work much better this way around, i guess ... ;)

As usual i will provide this map in version 1.0 to all contributors as soon as it will be available.

Regards,

Markus
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Dec 16, 2016 11:44 AM
Rami Kaibni
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I look forward to seeing the end product Markus :-)
Dec 16, 2016 5:18 AM
Replying to Markus Kopko, PMP
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Thank you Rami, i guess this way it is much better to understand the different branches.
Next time i will put the map online before creating the discussion threads, should work much better this way around, i guess ... ;)

As usual i will provide this map in version 1.0 to all contributors as soon as it will be available.

Regards,

Markus
I look forward to seeing the end product Markus :-)
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