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IT Project Management

Stakeholders

  • Stakeholder identification.
  • Setting up a stakeholder engagement plan.
  • Continuous stakeholder interaction.
  • Reporting back to stakeholders.
  • Use in practice

    Tools: power-interest grid

    Time

  • Plan schedule management
  • Sequence activities
  • Estimate durations
  • Develop the project schedule
  • Control the schedule
  • Use in practice

    Units of measure: calendar dates, story points, man hours

    Team

  • Forming
  • Storming
  • Norming
  • Performing
  • Adjourning
  • Use in practice

    Meetings: daily meetings, stand-ups, retrospective, backlog planning, brainstorm, demo meetings
    Techniques: Interactive, push and pull communication

    Risks

  • Identification
  • Analysis
  • Response Planning
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Risk Monitoring
  • Use in practice

    Units of measure: likelihood, impact
    Tools: register, cause analysis, SWOT, risk alerts, probability and impact matrix

    Tasks

  • Initiation
  • Planning
  • Delegation
  • Execution
  • Monitoring and control
  • Testing
  • Closure
  • Use in practice

    PM methodologies: agile, waterfall
    Tools: kanban, gantt, burndown chart, flowchart, SMART

    Cost

  • Resource planning
  • Cost estimating
  • Cost budgeting
  • Cost control
  • Use in practice

    Tools: cost reporting spreadsheets

    Quality

  • Quality Planning
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Use in practice

    Tools: customer satisfaction index, productivity, cost performance, cycle time, return on investment, alignment with strategic business goals

    Scope

  • Collect the required inputs
  • Generate a WBS
  • Translate WBS into tasks
  • Identify project requirements
  • Develop a scope statement
  • Define your processes
  • Use in practice

    Tools: Statement of Scope (SOS) and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) templates