PROJECT MANAGEMENT PDF GUIDES

ProjectMinds Quick Guide to Project Management
Chapter 1: Defining what a
project is……………………………….2
Project success criteria ………………. 2
Why are organizations using project
management?……………………………. 3
Chapter 2: The project lifecycle 4
Initiating ………………………………….. 4

Planning ………………………………….. 4
Executing: ……………………………….. 4
Controlling and monitoring………… 5
Closing: …………………………………… 5
Chapter 3: Project initiating
process…………………………………6
The SOW (Statement of Work)…… 6
Chapter 4: Project planning
process…………………………………8
The WBS…………………………………. 8
Network diagrams …………………… 10
The Gantt chart……………………….. 10
Getting and estimating resource
requirements…………………………… 11
People first …………………………….. 11
Nonperson resources ……………….. 12
Creating your project plan………… 13
Chapter 5: Project executing
process ……………………………… 14
Managing & leading …………………14
Ensuring your team works well ….15
Communicating………………………..15
Chapter 6: Project controlling
and monitoring …………………… 16
Review meetings………………………16
Resolving conflicts……………………17
Resolving project problems ……….18
Controlling change……………………19
Chapter 7: Project closing
process ……………………………… 20
The project evaluation report ……..20

PROJECT MANAGEMENT GUIDE BOOK

Project Management Guide PDF

TABLE OF CONTENTS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ….1
CHAPTER 1 – VA IT PROJECT MANAGEMENT…3
1.1……. INTRODUCTION…….3
1.2…….USING THIS GUIDE…3
1.3…….PROJECT VERSUS PROGRAM 4
1.4…….PROJECT MANAGEMENT LIFE CYCLE……..5
1.5…….PROJECT MANAGEMENT IS AN ITERATIVE PROCESS6
1.5.1 Initiating Process Group 7
1.5.2 Planning Process Group 8
1.5.3 Executing Process Group ……10
1.5.4 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group ….11
1.5.5 Closing Process Group.13
1.6…….MANAGING IT PROJECTS WITHIN THE VA….13
1.7…….PROGRAM (INVESTMENT) LIFE CYCLE ….14
1.8……. SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT LIFE CYCLE…….14
1.9…….VA IT PROJECT MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK ……15
1.10…..VA PROJECT MANAGEMENT TOOLS ……..17
1.11…..VA MILESTONE REVIEW PROCESS..18
1.11.1 Milestone Decision Memo …..18
1.12….. IN-PROCESS REVIEWS….19
1.13…..MONTHLY PERFORMANCE REVIEW.19
CHAPTER 2 – ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES .21
2.1…….THE PROJECT TEAM AND STAKEHOLDERS….21
2.2…….ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT…22
2.2.1 Management Roles and Responsibilities .22
2.3…….PROJECT SPONSOR / BUSINESS SPONSOR..23
2.3.1 Sponsor Roles and Responsibilities 23
2.4…….PROGRAM MANAGER …..24
2.4.1 Program Manager Roles and Responsibilities .25
2.5…….PROJECT MANAGER…….26
2.5.1 Project Manager Roles and Responsibilities….26
2.6…….PROJECT TEAM …..28
2.6.1 Project Team Roles and Responsibilities.28
2.7…….CUSTOMER…29
2.7.1 Customer Roles and Responsibilities..29
CHAPTER 3 – CONCEPT DEFINITION ….31
3.1……. STEP 0: CONCEPT DEFINITION31
3.2…….MILESTONE 0: PROJECT INITIATION APPROVAL …32
3.3…….PROJECT MANAGER SELECTION……33
3.4…….ONE VA ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE…..34
3.5……. IT OPERATIONS CONSIDERATIONS ..34
3.6……. STEP 0: SIGNIFICANT PROJECT MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES….34
3.7……. STEP 0: RESPONSIBILITY ASSIGNMENT MATRIX….34
CHAPTER 4 – CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT……37
4.1……. STEP 1: CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT .37
4.2…….MILESTONE I: PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT APPROVAL .38
4.3……. IT SECURITY.39
4.3.1 System Security Plan (SSP) …39
4.3.2 Contingency and Disaster Recovery Approach …….40
4.3.3 Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Self-Assessment and Plan of Action and
Milestones (POA&M). ..40
4.3.4 Preliminary Security Risk Assessment…40
4.4…….PRIVACY IMPACT ASSESSMENT …..40
4.5…….ONE VA ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE…41
4.6……. IT OPERATIONS CONSIDERATIONS 41
4.7……. STEP 1: SIGNIFICANT PROJECT MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES..42
4.8……. STEP 1: RESPONSIBILITY ASSIGNMENT MATRIX….43
CHAPTER 5 – SYSTEM DESIGN AND PROTOTYPE….49
5.1……. STEP 2: SYSTEM DESIGN AND PROTOTYPE….49
5.2…….MILESTONE II: SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT APPROVAL…….50
5.3……. IT SECURITY.50
5.4…….ONE VA ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE…50
5.5……. IT OPERATIONS CONSIDERATIONS 50
5.6……. STEP 2: SIGNIFICANT PROJECT MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES..51
5.7……. STEP 2: RESPONSIBILITY ASSIGNMENT MATRIX….52
CHAPTER 6 – SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING….55
6.1……. STEP 3: SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING ……55
6.2…….MILESTONE III: SYSTEM DEPLOYMENT APPROVAL …….56
6.3…….COMPLETE SYSTEM AND TECHNICAL DESIGN …….56
6.4……. IT SECURITY.56
6.5…….ONE VA ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE…56
6.6……. IT OPERATIONS CONSIDERATIONS 56
6.7……. STEP 3: SIGNIFICANT PROJECT MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES..57
6.8……. STEP 3: RESPONSIBILITY ASSIGNMENT MATRIX….58
CHAPTER 7 – SYSTEM DEPLOYMENT.59
7.1……. STEP 4: SYSTEM DEPLOYMENT……59
7.2……. IT SECURITY.60
7.3……. STEP 4: SIGNIFICANT PROJECT MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES..60
7.4……. STEP 4: RESPONSIBILITY ASSIGNMENT MATRIX….60
CHAPTER 8 – SYSTEM OPERATION …..63
8.1……. STEPS 5: SYSTEM OPERATION……..63
8.2…….MILESTONE IV: POST IMPLEMENTATION REVIEW 64
8.3……. IT SECURITY.64
8.4…….ONE VA ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE…64
8.5……. IT OPERATIONS CONSIDERATIONS 64
8.6……. STEP 5: SIGNIFICANT PROJECT MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES..65
8.7……. STEP 5: RESPONSIBILITY ASSIGNMENT MATRIX….66

GUIDE FOR PROJECT MANAGERS

Chapter 1: Technical aspects t prject management
What is a prject?
What is prject management?
Prject stakehlders
The prject life cycle
Defining the prject
Defining the prject scpe
Creating the wrk breakdwn structure
Estimating cst and develping budget
Cnstructing a prject netwrk plan
Prject schedule
Chapter 2. Managerial aspects f prject management
Prject manager
Prject risk management
Prject cmmunicatin management
Prject quality management