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A temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result.
A group of related projects, subprograms, and program activities managed in a coordinated way to obtain benefits not available from managing them individually.
A company's project portfolio represents its entire investments in projects and programs
The iterative process of increasing the level of detail in a project management plan as greater amounts of information and more accurate estimates become available.
The application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements
Delivering the product and the project within the set boundaries of scope, cost, schedule, quality and customer satisfaction
Found in the records within your organization that have been kept on previous projects
The original project plan plus approved changes
Information gathered throughout the project (and again at the end of a project phase or the end of the project) that documents the successes and failures of the project. This information is used to benefit the current project and future projects. (Variances)
An official document that provides guidelines that must be followed
A document approved by a recognized body that provides guidelines
Incorporates all the formal procedures and tools put in place to manage something
The person ultimately responsible for the outcome of the project.
Found in weak matrix or functional organizations. Weaker than a project manager
less power than a PM or PC
staff assistant with no formal power
ensure materials arrive on time
ensure tasks are completed on time
Anyone higher than the project manager. Help PM prioritize projects and make sure the PM has appropriate power, people and resources
Someone with management authority over an organizational unit within a functional organization. The manager of any group that actually makes a product or performs a service. Sometimes called a line manager.
the individuals who are involved in the project or whose interest may be positively or negatively affected as a result of the execution or completion of the project.
A person or group who provides resources and support for the project, program, or portfolio and is accountable for enabling success. (Champion)
Department that can support project managers with methodologies, tools, training, etc or even control all of the organization's projects.
Responsible for the programs
A form of organizational structure. Functional organizations are traditional organizations with hierarchical reporting structures.
Any organizational structure in which the project manager shares responsibility with the functional managers for assigning priorities and for directing the work of persons assigned to the project.
Any organizational structure in which the project manager has full authority to assign priorities, apply resources, and direct the work of persons assigned to the project.
Project Life Cycle
The series of phases that a project passes through from its initiation to its closure.
Project Management methodology
Systems and techniques designed to encourage successful projects and avoid project failure. Used to manage projects
Work Authorization System
A formal process to ensure work is done in the right sequence and at the right time.
time, cost, scope
- Tools and Techniques