Course Technology 2001 1 Chapter 2 The Project Management Context and Processes
Course Technology 2001 2 Many of the theories and concepts of Project Management (PM) are not difficult to understand. What is difficult is implementing them as a part of good project management. Project managers must consider many different components when managing projects.
Course Technology 2001 3 U sing a systems approach A project life cycle Understanding organizations Stakeholders Management Gaining top management commitment for project management Developing important skills for project management, Integrating the project management process groups. Some basic components for PM
Course Technology 2001 4 Systems view of PM .
Course Technology 2001 5 Systems view of PM Systems are sets of interacting components working within an environment to fulfill some purpose. For example, the human body is a system composed of many subsystems -the brain, the skeletal system, the circulatory system, the digestive system, and so on.
Course Technology 2001 6 Systems view of PM
Course Technology 2001 7 Systems view of PM Systems management addresses the business, technological and organizational issues associated with making a change to a system.
Course Technology 2001 8 Project Life Cycle A project life cycle is a collection of project phases. Project phases vary by project or industry but some general phases include: ~ concept, ~ development, ~ implementation, and ~ close-out.
Course Technology 2001 9 Project Life Cycle The first two phases (concept and development) focus on planning and are often referred to as project feasibility . The last two phases (implementation and close-out) focus on delivering the actual work and are often referred to as project acquisition . A project must successfully complete each phase before moving on to the next.
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Course Technology 2001 11 Project Life Cycle Concept Phase Management Plan:
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