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PME Session 2 – Planning

Catch Phrase: Beware the Dreaded UAAC!

Topics:

Project Planning

Essential Steps and Outputs:

  • Define Requirements and Scope – Scope Statement
  • Plan Staffing (HR)
  • Plan Communications – Communication Matrix
  • Plan Purchases (Buying and Contracts) – Procurement Management Plan
  • Plan for Quality – Quality Management Plan
Terms & Definitions:
  • Change Control
  • Deliverable
  • Phase
  • Project Plan (Project Management Plan)
  • Scope (product vs. project)
  • WBS
  • Audit
    Contract
    Make or Buy Analysis
    Procurement Documents
    Statement of Work (SOW)
Other Tools: Parking Lot, Burn Down Chart
Templates:

Project Charter (Verzuh)

Communication Matrix (Verzuh)

Responsibility Assignment Matrix RAM (Verzuh)

Scope Statement (PMDocs)

Procurement Management Plan (PMDocs)

Quality Management Plan (OSI of CA)

Homework:
Read PMBOK® Guide chapter 3, p. 37-47
Read Verzuh, chapter 3 and 4
Find the PMI Code of Ethics online and review
Work Breakdown Structure
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