Projects are the means by which an organisation brings about change. Projects are temporary with start and end dates. Most projects are unique. Usually with fixed budgets with a measure of tolerance. Change via projects need to be controlled/managed. Programmes consist of many projects over a period of time.
- PRINCE2 is strong on governance. Generally more strategic. Not used for Product Management. Good baseline product management.
- PMBOK says nothing about governance. Focuses on assets.
- MSP (Managing Successful Programs)
What is Project success / failure?
- Lack of a valid business case (Objective)
- Insufficient definition of requirements
- Poor communication
- Inadequate acceptance of responsibilities
- Poor estimation of costs and schedule (Budget)
- Inadequate planning
- Lack of control over progress
- Lack of quality control
Project Methodology Matrix
There are a number of project management methodologies. Project size, project nature, stakeholders, budgets, risk profiles, project interfaces will determine the type of project methodology to use. Some Project methods are:
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- Small - < 12months
- Medium - > 12months >1M
- Large - > 12months
- Project Diagrams