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Todays Agenda 1. Review Project Management Principles 2. Project Management Institute (PMI) Framework 3. PMI Processes 4. Break into Project Teams and Knowledge Area 5. Agenda for Next Class
PMI Framework – Project Objectives Defined in the charter Project complete when the objectives are accomplished Quality activities should be designed to increase chances of achieving objectives Risk management activities designed to increase chances of achieving objectives (all management plans)
PMI Framework – Organization Structures One of the main influences on project success Functional (silo) Projectized (no home) Matrix (multi-reporting) o Strong (power with project manager) o Weak (power with functional manager)
PMI Framework – Life-Cycle Product Life-Cycle From conception to retirement May spawn many projects over its life-cycle Project Life-Cycle Depends on industry (e.g. software – design, develop, test, deploy) Run through initiation, planning, execution, monitor & control and closing for each life-cycle step
PMI Framework – Lessons Learned Required for all projects Collected throughout the project, finalized during project closing
PMI Framework – Exam Questions Question 3, chapter 2 – In a projectized organization, the project team: a)Reports to many bosses. b)Has no loyalty to the project. c)Reports to the functional manager. d)Will not always have a home.
PMI Framework – Exam Questions Question 4, chapter 2 – A project manager is trying to complete a software development project, but cannot get enough attention for the project. Resources are focused on completing process-related work and the project manager has little authority to properly assign resources. What form of organization must the project manager be working in? a)Functional. b)Matrix. c)Expeditor. d)Coordinator.
PMI Framework – Exam Questions Question 5, chapter 2 – A project manager has very little project experience, but he has been assigned as the project manager of a new project. Because he will be working in a matrix organization to complete his project, he can expect communications to be: a)Simple. b)Open and accurate. c)Complex. d)Hard to automate.
PMI Framework – Exam Questions Question 10, chapter 2 – A manager and head of engineering discuss a change to a major work package. After the meeting, the manager contacts you and tells you to complete the paperwork to make the change. This is an example of: a)Management attention to scope management. b)Management planning. c)A project expeditor position. d)A change control system.
PMI Framework – Exam Questions Question 17, chapter 2 – A project team is working on manufacturing a new product, but they are having difficulty creating a project charter. What is the BEST description of the real problem? a)They have not identified project objectives. b)They are working on a process and not a project. c)The end date has not been set. d)They have not identified the product of the project.
PMI Processes Describes what you need to do to manage a project (see page 43 for process chart) Discuss study approach for exam (page 42) Includes: o Initiating o Planning o Executing o Monitoring & Controlling o Closing (See page 98 for an example of how the integration knowledge area crosses processes)
PMI Processes – Exam Questions Question 2, chapter 3 – The project charter is created in which project management process group? a)Executing. b)Planning. c)Closing. d)Initiating.
PMI Processes – Exam Questions Question 4, chapter 3 – A detailed project schedule can be created only after creating the: a)Project budget. b)Work breakdown structure. c)Project management plan. d)Detailed risk assessment.
PMI Processes – Exam Questions Question 6, chapter 3 – Which of the following is NOT an input to the initiating process group? a)Company processes. b)Company culture. c)Historical WBSs. d)Project scope statement.
PMI Processes – Exam Questions Question 7, chapter 3 – The project sponsor just signed the project charter. What is the NEXT thing to do? a)Begin to complete the work packages. b)Verify scope. c)Start integrated change control. d)Start to create management plans.
PMI Processes – Exam Questions Question 14, chapter 3 – During a team meeting, a team member asks about the measurements that will be used on the project to judge performance. The team member feels that some of the measures related to activities assigned him are not valid measurements. The project is BEST considered in what part of the project management process? a)Closing. b)Monitoring & Controlling. c)Executing. d)Initiating.
Agenda for Next Class -PMI Integration Management – Chapter 4
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