Prior to discussing the various phases and methodologies involved in project management, it helps to understand what project management is and the roles of the people involved. The following subsections set the groundwork for understanding the methodology:
Project Management Methodology:
Prior to discussing the various phases and methodologies involved in project management, it helps to understand what project management is and the roles of the people involved. The following subsections set the groundwork for understanding the methodology.
Methodology Usage Guidelines:
The Methodology Usage Guidelines subsection provides guidance on what areas, including templates, of the PMM should be used for the particular size and complexity of the project at hand.
: The Project Definition subsection provides a definition for the term "project." The definition is important in order to understand how and when the methodology should be applied.
Project Management Roles and Responsibilities
The Project Management Roles and Responsibilities subsection provides the groundwork for identifying the basic roles and responsibilities of those parties who will contribute to the success of a project.
Project Management Organizational Structure:
Project management organizational structure has a lot to do with the effectiveness of a project and its staff. The three most well-known organizational structures are the functional, projectized, and matrix hierarchies.
Active Project Transition Process:
The Active Project Transition Process was added in the May 2001 release of the State's Project Management Methodology (PMM). Originally introduced by the Michigan State Police's Project Office, this template was designed to help projects that are already into the Planning or Execution phase, to begin using the State's Project Management Methodology's formal processes and templates.
Capturing Project Lessons Learned:
This subsection specifies a process and associated template to use that allows the State to take advantage of lessons learned and best practices that have been encountered on other State projects.
PMM Feedback Process:
This subsection details a process and an associated template to gather feedback on the PMM in a timely manner.
Information Technology Components for Project Overview
The last subsection in this section, and in all the project phase sections, will provide guides to assist the reader in deciding on what project management concepts must be applied during development of technology-oriented products. It is not the intent of these sections to specify details for undertaking Systems Development Life Cycle types of projects, and it is certainly not intended to supersede any procedures already in place within the agencies.
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