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It Project Management
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It Project Management
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It Project Management
It Project Management
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  • 1. Information Technology Project Management TJ Rains, PMP Associate CIO, Enterprise Systems Emporia State University [email_address]
  • 2. Agenda
      • Introduction
        • Associate CIO, Enterprise Systems
        • ERP Project Manager
        • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certified
      • What is a project?
      • Why do projects succeed?
      • Why do projects fail?
      • Project Management Lifecycle (In a nutshell)
      • Q/A
  • 3. What is a project?
      • A temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service.
      • Features
        • Definable purpose with established goals
        • Cost, time and performance requirements
        • Multiple resources across organizational lines
        • Element of risk
        • Temporary activity
        • Managed phases/ project life cycle
  • 4. Why do projects succeed? ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS Politics, Community, Environment FINANCING & ECONOMICS c/b analysis Consistent Budget IMPLEMENTATION best practices such as top management support, user involvement, adequate resources, effective teams, quality assurance PROJECT DEFINITION Requirements known Technology Proven STAKEHOLDER EXPECTATIONS/ ATTITUDES Project Success
  • 5. Why do projects fail?
      • #1 – SCOPE CREEP!!
      • Insufficient planning
      • No risk or issues management
      • Poor communication
      • Lack of commitment and responsibility by stakeholders
  • 6. The Triple Constraint Scope Schedule Budget Quality One side of the triangle cannot be changed without impacting the others
  • 7. Project Phases and Lifecycle
      • A project life cycle is a collection of project phases that defines:
        • What work will be performed in each phase.
        • What deliverables will be produced and when.
        • Who is involved in each phase.
        • How management will control and approve work produced in each phase.
      • A deliverable is a product or service produced or provided as part of a project.
  • 8. Phases of the Traditional Project Life Cycle
  • 9. Project Phases and Management Reviews
      • A project should successfully pass through each of the project phases in order to continue on to the next.
      • Management reviews, also called phase exits or kill points , should occur after each phase to evaluate the project’s progress, likely success, and continued compatibility with organizational goals.
  • 10. Project Management Processes
      • A process is a series of actions directed toward a particular result.
      • Project management can be viewed as a number of interlinked processes.
      • The project management process groups/phases include:
        • Initiating
        • Planning
        • Executing
        • Monitoring and controlling
        • Closing
  • 11. Project Initiation/Concept
      • Business case
      • Charter
      • Every organization has its own variations of what documents are required to initiate a project. It’s important to identify the project need, stakeholders, and main goals.
  • 12. Planning
      • The main purpose of project planning is to guide execution .
      • Every knowledge area includes planning information
      • Key outputs include:
        • A team contract.
        • A scope statement.
        • A work breakdown structure (WBS).
        • A project schedule, in the form of a Gantt chart with all dependencies and resources entered.
        • A list of prioritized risks (part of a risk register).
  • 13. Work Breakdown Structure / Schedule Example
  • 14. Executing
      • Project execution usually takes the most time and resources.
      • Project managers must use their leadership skills to handle the many challenges that occur during project execution.
      • Many project sponsors and customers focus on deliverables related to providing the products, services, or results desired from the project.
      • A milestone report can keep the focus on completing major milestones.
  • 15. Monitoring and Controlling
      • Involves measuring progress toward project objectives, monitoring deviation from the plan, and taking corrective action to match progress with the plan.
      • Affects all other process groups and occurs during all phases of the project life cycle.
      • Outputs include performance reports, requested changes, and updates to various plans.
  • 16. Closing
      • Involves gaining stakeholder and customer acceptance of the final products and services.
      • Even if projects are not completed, they should be formally closed in order to reflect on what can be learned to improve future projects.
      • Outputs include project archives and lessons learned, which are part of organizational process assets.
      • Most projects also include a final report and presentation to the sponsor or senior management.
  • 17. Level of Activity and Overlap of Process Groups/Phases Over Time
  • 18. For More Information
    • Project Management Institute
    • International Standards Organization
  • 19. Questions
      •   Do you use software to track projects? If so, which one?
      •     How often do you hold full staff meetings to review all projects?
      •     How do you track 'stakeholders' attached to the project?
      •     How do project team members update the project or project manager?
      •   How does the project manager celebrate the completion of a project?
      • How is resource usage across projects communicated to decision makers?
      •     How are project statistics communicated to stakeholders, project team members, and other interested parties?
      •    What strategies have they found successful in engaging stakeholders in the process?
  • 20.