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What is methodology?

What is a process?

-how things should be done.

-a series of actions directed toward a particular result

1

What do mature project management practices help produce?

-better project performance
- project completed on time and on budget
-lower direct costs

2

Project management process groups are what? (5 processes)

-Initiating processes
-Planning Processes
-Executing processes
-monitoring and controlling processes
-closing processes

Initiating -> Planning -> executing
-> closing. controlling happens the whole time and measures progress, motivates, and takes corrective action.

3

What are the best project managers called? what do they do differently?

Alpha.

they spend more time on every process group than other PM's except for execution.

4

What are project champions?

A senior manager who acts as a key proponent. they are executive sponsors for the PM.

5

Advice to help PM's succeed?

-Provide adequate resources
-encourage cooperation from others and deal with political issues
-mentor and coach on leadership issues
-Develop and enforce organization standards

6

What is the initiating process group?

-develop initial scope, time, and cost
-complete a business case
-assign the pm
-identify key stakeholders
-Project charter
-kickoff meeting (meeting held at the begining of a project so that stakeholders can meet eachother, review goals of project, and discuss future plans)

the project champion should introduce the project sponsor (if different) and manager

7

What is a business case?

document provision financial justification for investing in a project

8

Difference between stakeholder register and stakeholder analysis?

SR: document that includes details related to identified project stakeholders. available to many ppl, not sensitive info.

SA: technique for analyzing info to determine which stakeholders interests to focus on and how to increase stakeholder support throughout the project

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Project Charter is what?

-formally recognizes existence of project. provides summary of projects main objectives and management.

-authorizes pm to use org resources to complete the project

-letter or agreement , formal contracts, or business cases could be used instead