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PME Session 1 – Initiating

Catch Phrase: What is/are the next step(s)?

Topics:

The Project Management Profession
Project Initiation: Start the Project
Essential Steps and Outputs  (Charter, RAM, Communication Matrix)
SMART Goals
Other Tools: Parking Lot, Burn Down Chart
Terms & Definitions:
  • PMI
  • PMBOK
  • Project
  • Project Management
  • Portfolio
  • PMO
  • Life Cycles
  1. Product/Product Development
  2. Project
  • Process Groups
  1. Initiating
  2. Planning
  3. Executing
  4. Monitoring & Controlling
  5. Closing
  • Knowledge Areas
  1. Integration
  2. Scope
  3. Time (Schedule)
  4. Cost
  5. Quality
  6. HR
  7. Communications
  8. Risk
  9. Procurement   (Buying & Contracting)
  • Business Case
  • Requirements
  • SMART Objectives
  • Stakeholders
  • Statement of Work
References:
Recommended Course Materials:
The PMBOK® Guide, 4th Ed. 2008, by PMI*
The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, 3rd Ed. 2008, by Eric Verzuh
Other resources used to develop this course include:
Philip Koopman, Life Cycle Considerations, Carnegie Mellon University, 1999
Alpha Engineering, http://www.alpha-engineering.com/philosophy.htm
William H. Graves, Voluntary Counter-Reformation: Stepping Up to the Challenge, EDUCAUSE, July/August, 2007
Nihal Kececi, Mohammand Modarres, “SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT LIFE CYCLE MODEL TO ENSURE SOFTWARE QUALITY” , 2004, Dept. of Materials and Nuclear Engineering, University of Maryland,
http://www.enre.umd.edu/ctrs-lab/psam-paper2.PDF
Construction Industry Institute, Project Life Cycle Matrix, 2008, https://www.construction-institute.org/source/Orders/CII_ProjectLifeCycle.cfm
Florida State Department of Environmental Protection Office of Technology and Information Services (OTIS) PMO Toolkit page http://sharepoint.dep.state.fl.us/OITS/planning/pmo/toolkit.aspx
State of North Carolina Information Resource Management Commission, Agency Security Assessments  Project, Enterprise Security and Risk Management Office (ESRMO) http://esrmo.scio.nc.gov/pdf/NC%20Requirements_pv1.pdf
U.S. National Interagency Fire Center’s (NIFC) Fire Program Analysis Site, Project Information page, http://www.fpa.nifc.gov/Information/Reports/Docs/FPA_Project_Status_Report_2005_07_15.pdf
Sal J. Thompson, 2008, Scheduling Demonstration Presentation
Key Consulting, 2000, Project Change Request Form, used by permission http://www.consulting.ky/free_project_management_templates.php
Florida State Department of Environmental Protection Office of Technology and Information Services (OTIS) PMO Toolkit page
http://sharepoint.dep.state.fl.us/OITS/planning/pmo/toolkit.aspx
North Carolina State CIO Enterprise Project Management Office Forms and Templates page  http://www.epmo.scio.nc.gov/FormsAndTemplates/FormsandTemplates.asp
Gantthead.com Project Management Deliverable Templates page http://www.gantthead.com/deliverables/
PMI Family of Certifications

Templates:

Project Charter (Verzuh)**

Communication Matrix (Verzuh)**

Responsibility Assignment Matrix RAM (Verzuh)**

Homework:
Read PMBOK® Guide chapters 1-3 to p. 49
Read Verzuh – Chapter 1 and 2
Develop goal for class based on SMART Objectives SMARTER Objectives Worksheet
* “PMI”, “PMBOK”, “CAPM” and “PMP” are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
**The Verzuh templates are only available to those who purchase “Fast Forward MBA In Project Management – 4th edition.

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