Every project manager wants a dream team of competent, pleasant, reliable people who can be counted on to produce and work independently. Give your team members this checklist to monitor their own performance and inspire them to meet the intrinsic and extrinsic rewards of doing the project well. (That includes pleasing you!)
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Before you launch into the nitty-gritty details of your project plan, such as scheduling and resourcing, you had better make sure the project is in alignment with business objectives. Does it fit in with the existing business and technical environments of the enterprise? Is it even feasible? Does the customer approve of the proposed solution? Have you defined the solution clearly so you can plan it efficiently? Check it against this list.
The beginning of a project is a busy and exciting time. It is easy to overlook details that may have a major effect on the course of the project. Use this checklist to assure yourself that the details are covered before you launch into action.
Testing your newly built system should not be a haphazard activity during which team members randomly input any value they can think of. Test cases should be planned so that all requirements and objectives are tested. Use this checklist to systematically plan and prepare for software testing.
Your project plan will determine how good (or bad) life will be for you and your team over the course of the project. A good project plan uses the proper inputs, addresses good planning practices, and is positioned for ongoing use through the life of the project. Put sufficient effort into the plan and double-check it against a guideline, such as this checklist.
Buying a software package? How do you know which package best suits your business environment and which vendor will serve you best? This checklist will help you evaluate the key questions and tend to the important details of procuring the right packaged application.
This thorough and detailed assessment is a series of five checklists designed to guide you through the entire project lifecycle from start to finish: planning, analysis, design, construction and implementation.
Building an application? This checklist outlines 52 potential risk areas in application development, defining low, medium and high risk levels for each. Classifying your project risk in each of these areas will not only guide you in forming mitigation strategies, but really help you focus your management attention during the course of the project.
There are lots of packaged applications out there, so which is the right one for your business? This thorough questionnaire and checklist will cover the important aspects of the selection process so that you can make an informed decision on a package and vendor. It is particularly oriented toward data warehouse/business intelligence packages, but can be adapted to other kinds of vendor application packages.
Putting together a proposal requires a great deal of coordination. This handy checklist will help you keep everything straight.