A Standard for Enterprise Project Management

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CRC Press, Jul 28, 2008 - Business & Economics - 128 pages
Providing structured yet adaptable models of project success within an organization, A Standard for Enterprise Project Management explains each of the basic elements needed for project success and integrates them into a balanced life-cycle continuum. It also supplies an inventory of practical policies, procedures, techniques, and templates for consistent management of projects.

The book first discusses project authorization and initiation, followed by analysis and planning. It then covers execution, control, and closure. Each phase contains an explanation and an illustration of how to optimize success. Throughout the text, the author refers to numerous appendices that constitute both blank and completed templates. He provides details on how to use these tools, with an emphasis on balancing the benefits of standardization and the need for flexibility.

The accompanying CD-ROM encompasses a color version of the book with four bonus features:

  1. Quick start with Project 2003 that offers a one-page tutorial and three pages of screen prints designed to quickly generate readable and concise project plans
  2. Complex project readiness grid that suggests how to manage intricate interrelationships in a project or program environment
  3. Project management competency development grid that outlines a program for developing key skills among project managers within an organization
  4. Traceability matrix that illustrates how various levels of requirements and final solutions are interrelated

This book offers a painless guide to quickly getting business initiatives out of the clouds and onto the ground. Blending the rigor and discipline of project management with the thoroughness of business analysis, it shows how to successfully build, complement, and enhance project management and business analysis in any organization.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Project Authorization and Initiation
3
Chapter 3 Project Analysis and Planning
5
Chapter 4 Project Execution and Control
13
Chapter 5 Project Closure
25
Hierarchy of Enterprise Targets
29
Project Assessment Form
31
Project Initiation Document Workflow
33
Project Plan Templates
77
Completed Project Plan
81
IssuesRisk Management Plan Template
83
Issues and Risk Log Template
85
Completed Issues and Risk Log
87
Test Planning Template
89
Training Plan
91
Change Request Form Template
93

Project Charter Template
35
Completed Project Charter
37
Project Summary Template
39
Business Requirements Work Plan Template
43
Business Requirements Document Template
47
Sample of a Completed Business Requirements Document
51
Statement of Work Template
59
Sample Completed Statement of Work
63
Project Roster Template
75
Esclation Policy Template
95
Communications Plan Template
97
Meeting Agenda Temeplate and Sample Meeting Agenda
99
Meeting Minutes Template and Sample Meeting Minutes
103
Documentation Protocol Temeplate
105
Lessons Learned Template
107
Index
109
Back cover
113
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