Category: Project Management

Define project change management process

Define project change management process Change initiation The project as it progresses shall encounter any of the following: Enlargement of scope in terms of additional requirements from customer Changes to the existing requirements Requirements identified internally by the project team which was missed out in earlier stages In order to …

Guideline for project deliverable review

Guideline for project deliverable review Formal review Formal review is a structured approach which will be conducted by subject matter experts in absence of the author. The deliverables are examined for defects by individuals other than the person who produced it. Reviews help to uncover defects and to ensure product …

How to provide an excellent project performance evaluation

Performance Reviews Performance reviews occur at individual mid-year and annual milestones The intent of performance reviews is to provide detailed feedback on your consulting performance and contributions to the firm for the purpose of recognition, appreciation, and challenge for individual growth Performance reviews will be conducted by either a principal …

Define essential project charter

Initiate a project based on the contracted scope. Run a project initiation workshop and publish a project initiation document and related materials. Project initiation workshop Projects are serious endeavor undertaken to support the development of a new environment. What makes them different from ‘business as usual’ is the degree of change …

Easy to manage estimates

Estimates developed during the solution, bid and sales phase of any engagement must be reconfirmed when the engagement actually commences. Things change over time (scope, assumptions, dependencies, resource costs, etc.) and any changes must be identified in order to effectively and accurately manage the timescales and costs going forward. Easy …

Define solid business case

It is extremely likely that this activity is pre-sales and executed prior to the engagement.  However, a business case to support the project should have been developed and signed-off.  The business case need to re-visit to make sure that the proposed work aligned to both the business case and its …

Creation of safe financial plan

The commercial framework is extremely important to the success (or failure) of a project.  Insufficient funding, loosely defined milestones, deliverables and payment schedules can all lead to poor commercial contract management. Two contract forms are common: Time and Material Fixed-price Creation of safe financial plan Time and Material contract An …

Build solid resource management process

Assign project resources for the project and hold a kick-off meeting. Build solid resource management process Resource management is a key element to activity resource estimating and project resource management. Both are essential components of a comprehensive project management plan to execute and monitor a project successfully. As is the …

Establish strong project governance

Establish project governance is key to the overall success and communication of that success. Establish Strong Project Governance Project governance is the management framework within project decisions reached. Project governance is a critical element of any project since while the accountabilities and responsibilities associated with an organization’s business as usual …