From 2/3/2002, the Seattle University days.

Project management is the planning, scheduling, and controlling of project activities to meet performance, cost and time goals, for a given scope of work, while using resources efficiently and effectively.

Basic Steps in Managing a Project

  1. Develop a general concept
  2. Develop a problem definition
  3. List strategies for conducting project
  4. Address each strategy
  5. Develop a detailed plan of action
  6. Get plan signed off by stakeholders
  7. Execute project/Monitor real vs. plan
  8. Post-mortem (lessons learned)
  9. Project close-out

Questions Driving Planning

  • What work is required?
  • Who will carry out the work, when, where?
  • How should it be done, what level of quality?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What are the project information flow requirements?