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________________________________________________________________________Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer ScienceDr. Mark C. PaulkSE 4381, Software Project Planning & ManagementDefining the Project
Management Topics1. Modern project management2. Organization strategy andproject selection3. Organization: structure andculture4. Defining the project5. Estimating times and costs6. Developing a project plan7. Managing risk8. Scheduling resources and cost9. Reducing project duration10. Leadership11. Teams12. Outsourcing13. Monitoring progress14. Project closure15. International projects16. Oversight17. Agile PM2
Project Scope Management(PMBOK)Includes the processes required to ensure thatthe project includes all the work required, andonly the work required, to complete the projectsuccessfully.plan scope managementcollect requirementsdefine scopecreate WBSvalidate scopecontrol scope3
Boehm’s W5HH PrincipleWhy is the system being developed?What will be done?When will it be done?Who is responsible for a function?Where are they located organizationally?How will the job be done technically and managerially?How much of each resource is needed?4
Topics: Defining the ProjectDefining the project scopeEstablishing project prioritiesCreating the WBSIntegrating the WBS with the organizationCoding the WBS for the information systemResponsibility matricesProject communication plan5
Project ScopeA definition of the end result or mission of yourprojectPrimary purpose – define as clearly as possiblethe deliverable(s) for the end user and focusproject plansA poorly defined scope or mission is the mostfrequently mentioned barrier to project success-approximately 50% of planning problems relate tounclear definition of scope and goals (Gobeli andLarson)-what is the relationship to requirements volatility?6
Project Scope ChecklistProject objective-define the overall objective to meet your customer’s need(s)-what, when, how much?Deliverables-major deliverables – the expected outputs over the life ofthe projectMilestones-significant events in a project that occur at a point in time-natural, important control pointsTechnical requirements-ensure proper performance7
Limits and exclusions-prevent false expectations, expending resources onthe wrong problemReviews with customer-internal or external customer-managing expectations-Is the customer getting what he or she desires indeliverables?-Does the project definition identify keyaccomplishments, budgets, timing, and performancerequirements?-Are questions of limits and exclusions covered?The typical scope definition for a small project isone or two pages…8
Project CharterScope statementaka statement of work (SOW)aka project charterSpecial meaning of “project charter”a document that authorizes the projectmanager to initiate and lead the projectoften includes a brief project description, risk

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