Applying the checklist manifesto for project management success
APPLYING THE CHECKLIST
MANIFESTO FOR PROJECT
Without a check list, you’re flying by the seat of your
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Project Management Is …
¨ A formal discipline, widely used across most modern
industries, to plan, organize, and execute projects
efficiently and successfully.
¨ The processes needed to increase predictability of
costs, time, and quality by:
¤ Deploying resources in the most efficient manner
¤ Undertaking an ongoing assessment of actual
experience against an initial plan.
¨ The means by which managers can make consistent
and informed judgments that lead to a pre-
Project Management Includes …
¨ Defining and maintaining the scope of the project,
¨ Identifying necessary resources, estimating cost, time
and effort to complete the project,
¨ Creating channels of communication, anticipating
potential risks and ways to mitigate those risks,
¨ Analyzing data as it becomes available,
¨ Measuring progress against pre-set targets.
The Challenge of Routine Operations
¨ Using our training, PMP’s, processes, and experience,
all project work should go as expected…
¨ Maybe not …
Projects Are Complex Operating
¨ Mission, vision,
¨ Time and budget
¨ Development and
Components Constraints Tools and Processes
¨ Capacity for work
Where’s our Checklist for Projects?
¨ We have lots processes and
¨ We have flow charts for
everything we do.
¨ We have lists of documents
and artifacts we produce.
¨ We have roles and
¨ We’ve got tools and people
who use them.