Name Three Main Objectives Of Integrated Change Control
1) Identify a method for requesting changes to established baselines
2) Improve the project by considering the impact of a change
3) communicate all changes to stakeholders
Distinguish configuration management from Change Control
Configuration Management is a collection of formal documented procedures to:
1) idenfity physical and functional characteristics of a product
2) control changes to those characteristics
3) Record changes and report implementation status
4) Audit and verify conformance
A collection of formal documented procedures that define how project deliverables and documentation are controlled, changed and approved
What is MBO?
Management By Objectives - 3 step process to 1) establish clear objectives 2) measure achievement and 3) adjust performance if needed
How do you know whether an objective is clear?
Different people can agree on a single meaning
What are Enterprise Environmental Factors (EEF)?
Inputs to 5 of 6 Integration Management processes. Factors that influence project success such as:
Existing infrastructure & resources
What is Trend Analysis?
Review of historical data points over a period of time. Mathematical model used to forecast future outcomes and determine whether performance is improving or deteriorating.
What is work authorization?
A procedure to sanction work so it's done at the right time and in the proper sequence. Usually done in writing but may be verbal on smaller projects.
A common method for approving or rejecting change requests is a ?
CCB (Change Control Board)
Name 3 important things that must be accomplished as part of closing a project
a) verify that exit criteria have been met (e.g. deliverables completed) b) products or services have been transferred to owners or next step c) document the reasons if a project is terminated before it is completed
What Items should be in a project plan?
Subsidiary plans and associated components typically include:
- Scope Management Plan
- Schedule Management Plan
- Milestone List
- Resource Calendar
- Schedule Baseline
- Cost Management Plan
- Cost Baseline
- Quality Management Plan
- Quality Baseline
- Process Improvement Plan
- Staffing Management Plan
- Communication Management Plan
- Risk Management Plan
- Risk Register
- Procurement Management Plan
What is a constraint?
Any restriction or restraint that limits the project team's options or otherwise affects project outcomes.
What is an assumption?
Factors which, for planning purposes are considered to be real, true or certain - e.g. assuming a key person will be available on a given date
Which organizational structure would tend to have the most complex information and communication flows?
Matrix requires both vertical and horizontal communication flows
What is the purpose of a mid-project evaluation?
a) determine whether project is meeting its stated objectives
b) reassesses whether the project objectives are still relevant and worthwhile
In which process group are the scope and objectives usually determined?
initiation (aka concept)
What are typical activities associated with initiation?