Series: PMP - Project Management

Oct 16

PMP – Project Management

This entry is part 1 of 78 in the series PMP - Project Management

PMP – Project Management Courses Introduction to Project Management (Step by step) List of Topics Coming soon Exam Preparation Materials Practice Exams Simulated PMP Exam

Oct 16

PMP – Topics : PMP – Processes

This entry is part 2 of 78 in the series PMP - Project Management

PMP – Topics : PMP – Processes Initiating Planning Executing Monitoring Closing  

Oct 16

Projects and Operations

This entry is part 3 of 78 in the series PMP - Project Management

Discussion Topics: What is a project ? Differences between projects and operations   What is a project? A project is an activity that using plans and processes creates a product, a service, or a result. A product is a physical product like a TV, a service is like the Internet, a website; result [analytical model, …

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Oct 16

Project Phases in Short

This entry is part 4 of 78 in the series PMP - Project Management

Initiate: Start a project Plan: Plan how to achieve the goal. Plan regarding execution and monitoring. Execute: Execute the plans to achieve the goal. Monitor: Monitor the progress of the project. Modify plans and also modify execution. Close: Close with project when goal is achieved

Oct 16

Project Knowledge Areas

This entry is part 5 of 78 in the series PMP - Project Management

Project Knowledge Areas Each project needs to use some knowledge and skills to attain it’s goals. Projects use processes to get the result. Each process may address one aspect of the project. Each process requires raw input, tool and techniques and produces some output. Each of the processes may require knowledge in one area. Common …

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Oct 16

Projects and Organizational Structure

This entry is part 6 of 78 in the series PMP - Project Management

Projects and Organizational Structure Organizational Structures 1. Functional Organization 2. Projected Organization 3. Matrix Organization   How Projects are affected by the style of the organization 1. Functional Organization: Each functional department is a separate entity. Projects are done usually within a functional unit independent of other units. If the help of other units is …

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Oct 16

Important Project Management terms

This entry is part 7 of 78 in the series PMP - Project Management

Terms you need to know in Project Management Project Organization Project stakeholder Process Knowledge Area Performing organization Project management Program Program Management Program Management Office

Oct 16

Part – 1: Sub Areas of Project Knowledge Areas

This entry is part 8 of 78 in the series PMP - Project Management

Project Knowledge Area – Sub Areas   1. Project scope management Scope Plan Scope definition Work breakdown structure Scope control Scope verification 2. Project time management Activity definition Activity sequencing Activity resource estimating Activity duration Schedule development Schedule control 3. Project cost management Cost estimate Cost budgeting Cost control 4. Project human resource management Planning …

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Oct 16

Part – 2: Sub Areas of Project Knowledge Areas

This entry is part 9 of 78 in the series PMP - Project Management

Part – 2: Sub Areas of Project Knowledge Areas 5. Project procurement management Manage acquiring products 6. Project risk management Plan the risk management Identify the risks Perform risk analysis Develop a risk resource plan Monitor and control risks 7. Project quality management Quality planning Quality assurance Quality control 8. Project integration management Developing the …

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Jun 10

Review: Overview of Project Management

This entry is part 10 of 78 in the series PMP - Project Management

Overview of Project Management [Source Internet] What is a project? A project is an activity that using plans and processes creates a product, a service, or a result. A product is a physical product like a TV, a service is like the Internet, a website; result [analytical model, proof of something] is the knowledge based …

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Jun 24

Initiate a Project

This entry is part 11 of 78 in the series PMP - Project Management

Initiating Projects How a project starts? Projects are done for one of the following three reasons Business Requirements: Example: The government requires airline companies to implement safety-management systems. A company needs to find out the success of their ecommerce web-site. Opportunities:To take advantage of an opportunity like technology breakthrough. Example: many projects may be planned …

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Oct 17

Part – 1 : Initiating Projects

This entry is part 12 of 78 in the series PMP - Project Management

Lesson 2: How to Initiate a Project Initiating Projects How a project starts? Projects are done for one of the following three reasons Business Requirements: Example: The government requires airline companies to implement safety-management systems. A company needs to find out the success of their ecommerce web-site. Opportunities:To take advantage of an opportunity like technology …

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Oct 17

How a project is selected? Part -2 : Initiating Projects

This entry is part 13 of 78 in the series PMP - Project Management

How a project is selected? Project Selection: A particular project may have different alternative solutions. A company may have multiple project plans and they need to select one of them. But How? 1. Scoring Model: Identify some matrix to find which project strategy is better or which project will be more profitable. Assign values for …

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Oct 17

Economic Models of Project Selection. Part – 3: Initiating Projects

This entry is part 14 of 78 in the series PMP - Project Management

Economic Models of Project Selection. Part – 3: Initiating Projects [At a later time, we will provide the details] Benefit Cost Ratio Cash Flow Internal Return Rate Present Value and Net Present Value Opportunity Cost Discounted Cash Flow Return on Investment

Oct 17

Project Success. Part – 4: Initiating Projects

This entry is part 15 of 78 in the series PMP - Project Management

[Will provide details at a later time] Will a project succeed? There are many mathematical models to justify/predict the success of a project. Do we need to consider project stakeholders? Yes. Because the project may benefit some people and may cause dis-advantages to some people. Project managers need to manage and convince both of the …

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Oct 17

Input to Developing the project Charter. Part – 5: Initiating Projects

This entry is part 16 of 78 in the series PMP - Project Management

Input to Developing the project Charter [At a later time, details will be added] Contract Statement of Work Enterprise environmental factors Organizational process assets

Oct 17

Tools for Developing the Project Charter. Part – 5: Initiating Projects

This entry is part 17 of 78 in the series PMP - Project Management

Tools for Developing the Project Charter [Details will be added at a later time] Project Selection Methods Project Management Methodology Project management information systems Expert Judgement

Oct 17

Output of Developing the project Charter. Part – 6: Initiating Projects

This entry is part 18 of 78 in the series PMP - Project Management

Output of Developing the project Charter Project Justification Project description Project requirements Assumptions High level schedule and milestones Budget Proposed project manager

Oct 17

Project Scope Statement. Part – 7: Project Initiation

This entry is part 19 of 78 in the series PMP - Project Management

Preliminary Project Scope Statement After a project charter is authorized. A Preliminary Project Scope Statement may need to be developed. It may be discussed with the project stakeholders to facilitate project success. Input to Developing Project Scope Statement Similar to the inputs to Developing the project Charter Tools and Techniques Project Management Methodology Project Management …

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Oct 17

Details on Input to Developing Project Scope Statement. Part – 8: Project Initiation

This entry is part 20 of 78 in the series PMP - Project Management

Input to Developing Project Scope Statement (Details will be added at a later time) Similar to the inputs to Developing the project Charter Tools and Techniques Project Management Methodology Project Management Information System

Oct 17

Preliminary Project Scope Statement lists: Part – 9: Initiating Projects

This entry is part 21 of 78 in the series PMP - Project Management

Preliminary Project Scope Statement lists: (Details will be added at a later time) Objectives The product Requirements of the product Project boundaries Initial work breakdown structure Schedule Team Risks Cost estimate

Oct 17

Project Communication Management. Part – 1: Overview

This entry is part 22 of 78 in the series PMP - Project Management

Lesson 3: Some Topics on Project Communication Management Some Topics on Project Communication Management For bigger projects communication also needs to be preplanned and executed effectively. Though based on circumstances the plan may be reviewed and changed. Overview Project communication can be very tricky and political Deals with Compiling, Sending, Storing, distributing and managing project …

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Oct 17

Communication Management Sub Topics. Part – 2: Communications Management

This entry is part 23 of 78 in the series PMP - Project Management

Communication Management Sub Topics (Details will be added at a later time) Planning (Communications Planning) Executing (Information Distribution) Monitoring and Controlling (Performance reporting and manage stakeholders) Defining these lines of communication and informing the plan to the stakeholders (and executing accordingly) may reduce conflict and encourage team spirit.  

Oct 17

Role of Project Managers. Part – 3: Project Communications Management

This entry is part 24 of 78 in the series PMP - Project Management

Role of Project Manager (Details will be added at a later time) Mostly communication. Communication more than decision making. 90% time in communication where 50% with the project team.

Oct 17

Details on Communication Management Sub Topics. Part – 4: Project Communications Management

This entry is part 25 of 78 in the series PMP - Project Management

Communication Management Sub Topics (Details will be added at a later time) Planning (Communications Planning) -output: Communication management plan -How often -Media/format-email, web, meeting -what information -to whom Several things contribute in Communications Planning such as Enterprise Environmental Factors, Organizational Process Assets, Project Management Plan, Project Scope Statement.

Oct 17

Tools. Part – 5: Project Communications Management

This entry is part 26 of 78 in the series PMP - Project Management

Tools. Part – 5: Project Communications Management (Details will be added at a later time) Tools: Communication Channels: Determine the path of communications. N people can communicate in n(n-1)/2 ways. A subset may be selected. Sometimes, determination of official channel of communication is important. Technology like netmeeting, video-conferencing may also be used in communicating.

Oct 17

Components of Communication management Plan. Part – 6: Communication Management

This entry is part 27 of 78 in the series PMP - Project Management

Communication Management plan: (Details will be added at a later time) Components of Communication Management plan: -who should be informed -what -who will send -Method of sending -Update how often -Define terms

Oct 17

Executing (Information Distribution). Part – 7: Communication Management

This entry is part 28 of 78 in the series PMP - Project Management

Executing (Information Distribution) Communication Management Plan (Details will be added at a later time) This is just a placeholder now

Oct 17

Communications Models. Part – 8: Communications Management

This entry is part 29 of 78 in the series PMP - Project Management

Communications Model (Details will be added at a later time) –Active Listening –Effective Listening –Feedback –Non Verbal –Paralingual  

Oct 17

Methods Of Communication. Part – 9: Communications Management

This entry is part 30 of 78 in the series PMP - Project Management

Methods Of Communications (Details will be added at a later time) Informal Written Formal Written Informal Verbal Formal Verbal

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