Flashcards in L12 - Project Management Deck (15):
Roles in Project Management
Tester (write tests) + System Architect (ensures consistency) + Liaison (negotiate APIs)
Synchronous Communication Mechanisms
Smoke Signals + Hallway Conversation + Meeting
Functional Project Organization
large team with high degree of stability/uniformity (R&D/sales/finance/…). PRO: good understanding of functional area they support BUT: difficult to invest and high chance of duplication
Unit of Work that results in major milestone (e.g.: planning/analysis/testing/...)
Name three planned communication events.
Walkthrough (Informal) + Inspection (Formal) + Status Review + Brainstorming + Release + Postmortem Review
Matrix Organization Project Organization
people from different departments work together. PRO: rapid team assembling + rare expertise BUT: team unfamiliar and two bosses
A project should achieve a set of __________ in __________.
... goals in limited time.
Project-Based Project Organization
high degree of uncertainty. PRO: very responsive to new requirements BUT: difficult to manage staffing and “no predefined lines” like in functional organizations
A Task contains usually ...
... role + work product + start date + planned duration + required resources
describes smallest amount of work that can be tracked by project manager (3-10 working days)
Unplanned Communication Events
Request for clarification/change + Issue Resolution
Synchronous (sender & receiver) vs. Asynchronous (sender || receiver)
Scheduled (planned: review) vs. Unscheduled (event-driven: problem report)
Name the four parts a project consists of.
Deliverables + Schedule + Activities + Resources