Project Success Factors Notes
The reasons for the increase in successful projects vary. First,
the average cost of a project has been more than cut in half.
Better tools have been created to monitor and control progress
and better skilled project managers
Characteristics of Effective and Ineffective Project Managers
Effective Project Managers
Leadership by example
Stands up to upper
Project Attributes Notes
Has a unique purpose.
Is developed using progressive elaboration.
Requires resources, often from various areas.
Should have a primary customer or sponsor.
The project sponsor usually provides the
Nine Project Management Knowledge Areas Notes
Knowledge areas describe the key competencies that project
managers must develop.
Four core knowledge areas lead to specific project
objectives (scope, time, cost, and quality).
Four facilitating knowledge are
Ethics in Project Management Notes
Ethics is an important part of all professions.
Project managers often face ethical dilemmas.
In order to earn PMP certification, applicants must agree to
the PMP code of professional conduct.
Several questions on the PM
Project Management Statistics Notes
Worldwide IT spending continues to grow, and Forrester
Research predicts that U.S. IT spending will grow by another
5.7 percent in 2005, to reach $795 billion.*
In 2003, the average senior project manager in the U.S.
Project Management Software Notes
Enterprise PM software integrates information from multiple
projects to show the status of active, approved, and future
projects across an entire organization.
It also provides links to more detailed information on each
Project Management Office Notes
A PMO is an organizational group responsible for
coordinating the project management function throughout an
Possible goals include:
Collect, organize, and integrate project data for the
Suggested Skills for Project Managers Notes
Project managers need a wide variety of skills.
Understand the organizations they work in and with.
Be comfortable with change.
Lead teams to accomplish project goals.
Project managers need both har
Purpose of MSP Notes
To provide a framework of best practice principles and
concepts for programme management drawn
from latest experiences and proven practice in setting
up and managing
To help programme management practitioners improve
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