Project management basics

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Project management basics

  1. 1. Management of the system project How I/S projects become reality …
  2. 2. A project is … <ul><li>temporary as opposed to ongoing, </li></ul><ul><li>a planned endeavor undertaken by a team, organization, group, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>organized and managed to create a product. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Deliverables of the project … <ul><li>Consist of the reason the project was started: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An inventory management system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A customer tracking systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A patient information system for physicians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Airline reservations system </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tasks facilitate creation of the deliverables: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tasks define all the work required </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Product scope vs. project scope <ul><li>Product scope defines the features, quality, and functions of the project deliverables. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For the inventory management system : product scope may be platform, network type, maximum capacity, etc. (i.e. features of the inventory management system). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project scope defines the work required to deliver the above product or service. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For the inventory management system : project scope may be user interviews, feasibility study, prototyping, etc. tasks required to produce the inventory management system. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Project goals must be measurable once you get there (What? When? How measured?)…
  6. 6. Components of projects <ul><li>Time (yrs., mo, days, hrs, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Resources (people, $, other resources, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Product/Project Scope (work to deliver products with quality, features, specs, etc.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tasks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phases </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Project managers … <ul><li>Initiate projects </li></ul><ul><li>Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Manage: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work start and finish times </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource usage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time tracking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource allocation & re-allocation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Terminate </li></ul>
  8. 8. Who are projects managers? <ul><li>Planners </li></ul><ul><li>Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solvers </li></ul><ul><li>Conflict resolvers </li></ul><ul><li>Technical experts </li></ul><ul><li>Team managers </li></ul><ul><li>(See PMI website) </li></ul>
  9. 9. P/M tools … <ul><li>WOD </li></ul><ul><li>Gantt charts (Visio, MS Project) </li></ul><ul><li>PERT/network charts (MS Project) </li></ul><ul><li>Other computer SW (MS Project) </li></ul><ul><li>CPM tools </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the PMI web site and review requirements for certification at http://www.pmi.org/ </li></ul>
  10. 10. End of introduction to project management

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