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Flashcards in L12 - Project Management Deck (15):
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Roles in Project Management

Tester (write tests) + System Architect (ensures consistency) + Liaison (negotiate APIs)

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Synchronous Communication Mechanisms

Smoke Signals + Hallway Conversation + Meeting

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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

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Activity

Unit of Work that results in major milestone (e.g.: planning/analysis/testing/...)

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Name three planned communication events.

Walkthrough (Informal) + Inspection (Formal) + Status Review + Brainstorming + Release + Postmortem Review

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Matrix Organization Project Organization

people from different departments work together. PRO: rapid team assembling + rare expertise BUT: team unfamiliar and two bosses

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A project should achieve a set of __________ in __________.

... goals in limited time.

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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

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A Task contains usually ...

... role + work product + start date + planned duration + required resources

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Task

describes smallest amount of work that can be tracked by project manager (3-10 working days)

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Unplanned Communication Events

Request for clarification/change + Issue Resolution

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Communication Mechanism

Synchronous (sender & receiver) vs. Asynchronous (sender || receiver)

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Communication Event

Scheduled (planned: review) vs. Unscheduled (event-driven: problem report)

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Name the four parts a project consists of.

Deliverables + Schedule + Activities + Resources

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Asynchronous Communication Mechanisms

E-Mail + Newsgroup/Chat (slack) + Portal