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Project Manager

Tool: Project management

Typical use (type of issue/project)

As an overall assessment of your project, or to guide you from one stage of the project to another.

Ease of use rating

Used by

Yourself as the project manager, and your team.

Tips for effective use

Clearly identify where each single activity fits in and contributes to the end goal of the project.

Signals of successful use

Understanding your project in terms of its various steps and stages and executing it accordingly. This would ensure that each stage of the project does not commence until the preceding stage has been completed and all major stakeholders are content with the results.

Signals of unsuccessful use

Lacking structure and a complete understanding of the proper sequence of the project. Ignoring parts of the model or not using it to guide your project.

Links to other tools

Project communication, Status report, Checklist, and Information risk management.

Project management

2 to 4 weeks 3 to 6 weeks 4 to 8 weeks Project dependent 2 to 4 weeks
Feasibility
>>>>>
Define
>>>>>
 
Initiate
>>>>>
     
Deliver
>>>>>
     
Close
>>>>>
   

Purpose

  • to decide whether it is worth proceeding with project
  • agreement on output

Purpose

  • to gain clarity on objectives and outputs
  • align sponsorship and support

Purpose

  • to define project in detail before delivery
  • to secure resources and budged

Purpose

  • to deliver the project
  • to manage the unexpected

Purpose

  • to transfer activities to BAU operations
  • to realise the benefits

Inputs

  • business need
  • ideas
  • objectives
  • annual business case

Key activities

  • identify vision, objectives and outcomes
  • appoint sponsor
  • prepare project charter

Key activities

  • confirm end state vision
  • carry out current state review (if needed)
  • identify key stakeholders
  • prepare high level business case
  • prepare outline benefits cae
  • prepare project brief

Key activities

  • define requirements
  • identify all project activities, resources and timescales
  • confirm roles and responsibilities
  • establish governance
  • confirm business and benefits cases
  • map stakeholders
  • prepare project initiation document

Key activities

  • manage and deliver project as defined
  • manage project risks
  • issue resolution
  • manage changes
  • deliver project plan
  • deliver stakeholder communication plans
  • update business and benefits cases

Key activities

  • project implementation review meeting
  • ongoing benefits realisation (for six to 12 months or more after project close

Outputs

  • signed off project charter

Outputs

  • signed off project brief
  • signed off business case

Outputs

  • signed off project initiation document
  • signed off business case

Outputs

  • project controls
  • updated benefits and business cases
  • signed off go/no go
  • project launch

Outputs

  • signed off project implementation review
  • benefits realised