Agenda Objectives of Seminar What is a project? What is PMF? PRINCE2 Project Lifecycle Stage 1 – Scoping and Approval Project Governance Stage 2 – Project Planning Stage 3 – Start Up the Project Stage 4 – Deliver the Project Stage 5 – Close the Project Stage 6 – Post Project Review Project Management Framework
Objectives of Seminar Know what the Project Management Framework is Know what the stages in a project life cycle area Within each stage know what steps to take Realise that a Project Manager’s job is not really for dummies! At the end of the seminar you should -
Project management challenges How the funder explained it What the funder really needed Perception from other Schools How SMT described it What was deliveredHow it was documented Project team’s understanding Admin Depts perception How HoS/HoD described it External partners understanding
What is a project? “a temporary endeavour undertaken to create a unique product or service” Definite beginning and definite end Product or service is different from all other products or services Reached when project objectives met or project terminated
What is PMF? “Project Management Framework provides a basic structure for understanding project management as it is deployed at Swansea University” Application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to meet project requirements
PRINCE2 Directing A Project Starting Up a Project Initiating a Project Planning Controlling a Stage Managing Product Delivery Managing Stage Boundaries Closing a Project Directing a Project Initiating a Project Starting Up a Project Planning Closing a Project Managing Product Delivery Controlling a Stage Managing Stage Boundaries
Stage 1 – Scoping and Approval define Key stakeholders Breakdown to lower levels document SMG Research approval Ensure project includes ALL the work required AND ONLY the work required to complete successfully Business Case Project Definition High Level Project Plan
Stages 1-3 – Other things to do what standards apply stakeholder needs roles, resps and reporting what, how much & when get the team specify & identify potential sources Pre-RA check to assess risk level Risk Assessment Review for high risk projects
Project Governance Direction & guidance Provide resources Secure funding Liaison to Exec groups Approve outputs Resolve issues Manage risks Policy decisions Scope changes Contingency “owns” Project Appoints chair Delegate accountability to chair of sub-group
Stage 2 – Project Planning specify activities determine -people -kit -materials to perform each activity establish dependencies estimate work periods task schedule Pull together & document with ALL assumptions allocate to periods Translate to £s MS Project
Stage 3 – Start Up the Project Negotiating and receiving funding Carry out initiation tasks Secure resources Initiate contracts Finance systems setup Engage project manager Handle changes Revisit Stages 1 & 2 if scope or plan changes
Stage 4 – Deliver the Project perform all activities in project plans EXECUTION CONTROL Collect information status – current position against plan progress – achievements forecasts - prediction Document Steering Group Highlight Report External reports to Funder Major Project Monitoring Report Issue Log / Risk Register Meetings Steering Group Meeting Sub-Group Meetings Project Team Meetings Claim Meetings
Stage 4 – Project Assurance Review 1.Are all stakeholders fully committed and effectively involved? 2.Will the project deliver the desired outputs and costs, and is tracking ongoing and meaningful? 3.Is the project plan accepted and maintained and is there confidence in reporting and estimates to complete? 4.Are the project team high performing with clear roles and responsibilities? 5.Is the scope realistic and are the project boundaries being clearly managed? 6.Are all risks being mitigated? 7.Does the project help or endanger Swansea University’s reputation, finances or staff development?
Stage 5 – Close the Project Close contracts verify completed successfully final invoices Close financial systems Project Completion Report plan versus actual with variances explained – finances – milestones – outputs – resources lessons learned – what went well? what went badly? recommendations archiving of project files Release resources Celebrate achievements!