• 9 NODs (Note of Distinction)
  • Working with Change Analysis
  • Identifying and Defining Operational Improvements
  • Justify Project
    Your project proposal should consist of the following:
    1. Background/Knowledge in the field/Literature review.
    2. Research question or statement.
    3. Project Goal and Objectives.
    4. Project impact, significance, or purpose.
    5. Project Design or Methods.
    6. Project timeline.
    7. Anticipated results/Final Products and Dissemination.
    8. Personal statement.
    9. Bibliography/References/Works cited.

    The keys to successful in proposal:
    1. Think carefully and logically through your project before writing.
    2. Articulate this plan in writing.
    Create Business Case
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    Align Deliverables with Strategic Business Objectives
    Alignment at the project level requires a clear understanding of the organisation’s strategic intent. The tactical aspects of project implementation should be reviewed and measured regularly to ensure the work of the project remains on-track to achieve the defined objectives.
    Identify Project Team Member Requirements and Critical Knowledge Sources
    Five-step should guide to conducting your own business requirements analysis:
    1. Identify Key Stakeholders.
    2. Capture Stakeholder Requirements.
    3. Categorize Requirements.
    4. Interpret and Record Requirements.
    5. Sign Off.

    The key to a successful business requirements analysis is identifying what the new system or product will do for all appropriate end-users/stakeholders – and to understand what they WANT the new system or product to do.
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    Document Business Case
    A business case document is a formal, written argument intended to convince a decision maker to approve some kind of action. A well-crafted business case explores all feasible approaches to a given problem and enables business owners to select the option that best serves the organization.
    Present Business Case
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    Plan Project
    Build a high-level plan showing the main deliverable, when will be delivered and their cost. That initial project plan is presented as part of the project initiation document and revised as information on actual progress appears. It is a major control document for the project board to assess progress against expectations.
    Define Project
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    Determine Project Objectives
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    Define Project Scope
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    Select Project Approach
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    Make Project Plan
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    Define Work Breakdown Structure
    The following guidelines should be considered when creating a work breakdown structure:
    - The top level represents the final deliverable or project..
    - Sub-deliverable contain work packages that are assigned to a organization’s department or unit.
    - All elements of the work breakdown structure don’t need to be defined to the same level.
    - The work package defines the work, duration, and costs for the tasks required to produce the sub-deliverable.
    - Work packages should not exceed 10 days of duration.
    - Work packages should be independent of other work packages in the work breakdown structure.
    - Work packages are unique and should not be duplicated across the work breakdown structure.
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    Estimate Effort
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    Develop Budget
    The steps for developing a detailed budget:
    - Use the high-level budget created in the Initiate Stage as a starting point.
    - Consult with the project team, project sponsor and others in the organization who have worked on similar projects and refer to their budgets to identify costs.
    - Identify the detailed labor costs.
    - Identify the detailed material costs.
    - Identify any ongoing operating costs should be affect on your project.
    - Identify any other specific costs, like training, travels, etc.
    - Build in a contingency by assessing the probability of exceeding those costs.

    The budget estimate should have this contingency built in. It is normal for the overall contingency to be between 20 and 30 percent of the total project cost.
    Obtain Project Plan Approval
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    Activate Project
    When active project, Seek feedback is a major objective in your performance.

    Receiving meaningful feedback and constructive criticism is one the best way to improve your project management skills.
    Ask your supervisors, ask your colleagues and ask your customers. All of them will have differing opinions that you can then use to improve your performance.
    Publicize Project
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    Equip Project
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    Check Equipment and Facilities
    Act equipment check-out policy that are covered by:
    - Authorization and Orientation
    - Reservations
    - Check-Outs Renewals Equipment
    - Stockroom Policy
    - Returns
    - Late Equipment and Fines.
    - Malfunctions or Broken Equipment.
    Train Project Team
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    Control Project
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    Assign Project Tasks
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    Motivate Project Participants
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    Track Project Progress
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    Revise Project Plan
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    Prepare Completion Report
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    Turn Over Results
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    Release Project Resources
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