As projects are being kicked off and targeted for a specific release, the product team uses project lifecycle milestones to gauge the progress of a project, its ability to integrate into the product and its risks to the release itself. The following document outlines the key deliverables that are required to be completed by the projects at the end of three gates (requirements, development and project testing cut-offs).
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This document can be used to keep track of any issues that arise during the project. It is advisable to keep track of such issues, especially if they can not be solved quickly, or if many issues arise in a short time. Also, it is recommendable not to remove any documented issues once they are solved.
This Excel sheet performs the calculation for earned value and earned schedule analysis. The forecast resulting from all KPIs [time-based SPI, CPI, CPI (internal), CPI (external) and WPI] is calculated based on the different forecast methods proposed by A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). The user can choose which method shall be used for each KPI.
The Project Management Institute Educational Foundation is honored to partner with ProjectManagement.com to share an Open House event around the theme of project managers giving back. We're speaking directly to the practitioner community to discuss how you can get involved. This Program Guide shares all you need to know to make the most out of your day—and your career!
This sample Project Charter contains sections and instructions for: General Provisions; Normative References; Terms, Notations, Abbreviations; Project Purpose; Measurable Project Objectives and Related Success Criteria; High-Level Requirements; High-Level Project Description, Boundaries and Key Deliverables; Overall Project Risk; Summary Milestone Schedule; Preapproved Financial Resources; Key Stakeholder List; Project Approval Requirements; Project Exit Criteria; Project Manager; and Appendixes.
Once the work breakdown structure and the schedule are defined, this document can be used to plan and monitor the costs for each individual activity or work package. This template lets you subdivide an activity or work package into smaller parts (cost items). For each of these cost items, you can plan the corresponding costs in detail.
Business analysis tasks will continue throughout the project duration, and beyond the conclusion of a project. Documentation helps with negotiation, assessing achievements, resolving disputes and evaluating project worth. This set of simple forms helps with recording business needs assessment through to business requirements analysis.
In this webinar, Mark Mullaly explores the reality of politics in our projects: where it comes from, what it means and how it is often perceived. More importantly, he reframes politics as a necessary—and even useful—driver in the project management process. Rather than seeing politics as unwelcome interference, there is an opportunity to view politics as a fundamental way of exercising influence, managing expectations and engaging in action. Finally, he provides guidance, structure and a thinking framework in order to engage with, manage and influence the political processes orbiting and shaping your projects.
The PPM process is a dynamic continuum as new projects stream and feed the process. Based on the categories of pre-portfolio, active portfolio and post-portfolio, the following high-level PPM activity lifecycle was developed. This template is a companion piece to the article Project Portfolio Management: A Practical Process, which provides more detail on each activity being performed.
How can a team know if dysfunction affects it? And if it does affect it, how can a team reduce or minimize this dysfunction? One way to assess the level of trust within a team is to use the Trust Window—a simple, visual way for teams to gauge their level of trust along two dimensions: sense of safety and confidence in others. Use this template with the accompanying article.