A Guide to Project Management

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Unformatted text preview: application area in that the product of the project is actually created here. Performance against the project baseline must be continuously monitored so that corrective actions can be taken based on actual performance against the project plan. Periodic forecasts of the final cost and schedule results will be made to support the analysis. Inputs .1 .2 .3 .4 .5 Project plan Supporting detail Organizational policies Preventive action Corrective action Tools & Techniques .1 General management skills .2 Product skills and knowledge .3 Work authorization system .4 Status review meetings .5 Project management information system .6 Organizational procedures Outputs .1 Work results .2 Change requests ment ment geE L geE PL P 4.2.1 Inputs to Project Plan Execution .1 Project plan. The project plan is described in Section 4.1.3.1. The subsidiary management plans (scope management plan, risk management plan, procurement management plan, configuration management plan, etc.) and the performance measurement baselines are key inputs to project plan execution. .2 Supporting detail. Supporting detail is described in Section 4.1.3.2. .3 Organizational policies. Organizational policies are described in Section 4.1.1.3. Any and all of the organizations involved in the project may have formal and informal policies that may affect project plan execution. .4 Preventive action. Preventive action is anything that reduces the probability of potential consequences of project risk events. .5 Corrective action. Corrective action is anything done to bring expected future project performance in line with the project plan. Corrective action is an output of the various control processes--as an input here it completes the feedback loop needed to ensure effective project management. 4.2.2 Tools and Techniques for Project Plan Execution .1 General management skills. General management skills such as leadership, communicating, and negotiating are essential to effective project plan execution. General management skills are described in Section 2.4. .2 Product skills and knowledge. The project team must have access to an appropriate set of skills and knowledge about the project's product. The necessary skills are defined as part of planning (especially in resource planning, Section 7.1) and are provided through the staff acquisition process (described in Section 9.2). 46 NAVIGATION LINKS ACROYMNS LIST ACRONYMS LIST ACROYMNS LIST A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) 2000 Edition 2000 Project Management Institute, Four Campus Boulevard, Newtown Square, PA 19073-3299 USA Chapter 4--Project Integration Management .3 Work authorization system. A work authorization system is a formal procedure for sanctioning project work to ensure that work is done at the right time and in the proper sequence. The primary mechanism is typically a written authorization to begin work on a specific activity or work package. The design of a work authorization system should balance...
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