1. Start the
project by defining your goals ! Answer the questions below
- When does the project have to
- When must the project be
- What resources do we need ?
- Who will we perform the work ?
- What is the budget for the
- What is our quality standard ?
- What are the risks ?
- What exactly do we expect when
the project is finished ?
- What are the specific
features of the final product ?
2. Look at the
different ways how you can
get to your goal !
Plan the work in detail, set milestones and confirm cost and time !
- What are the resources that you
have available ?
People, contractors, budget.
- Purchase item or make them ?
- What are the risks associated
with the options you have ?
- What will the line of
communication be ?
- Who will be responsible
and how are decisions made at the
level of responsibility ?
- Can the project be completed
with the proposed budget ?
- Is the proposed finish date
- Are the people and contractors
available when you need them
- What is the risk associated
with each task ?
- How are we going to avoid the
- Have we allowed for
unpredictable events ? (Weather;
material cost increase etc.)
- How will the quality of the
work be assessed ?
- How will earned value be
4. Manage the approved plan, control cost,
quality, schedule and risk !
5. Compare actual product performance
to the defined goals !
- The project manager follows the planned activities.
- The project manager leads the team and the contractors.
- The project manager evaluates risk and plans, so risk can
be avoided or minimized.
- The project manager assesses performance and controls
quality, cost and schedule.
- The project manager reports progress, earned value, and
advises of any deviation.
- The project manager keeps all stakeholders informed.
- The Project manager prepares
for product testing,
evaluates the product performance.
- The project manager compares
the performance to
the predefined goals.
- The project manager reports the
findings to the
stakeholders and obtains approval.
- The project manager documents
the lessons learned during
- The project manager
de-mobilizes and writes a closing