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Today’s Agenda1. Review Project Management Principles2. Project Management Institute (PMI) Framework3. PMIProcesses4. Break intoProjectTeams and Knowledge Area5.Agenda for Next Class
PMI Framework – Project Objectives
Defined in the charterProject complete when the objectives are accomplishedQuality activities should be designed to increase chances of achieving objectivesRisk management activities designed to increase chances of achieving objectives (all management plans)
PMI Framework – Organization Structures
One of the main influences on project successFunctional (silo)Projectized (no home)Matrix (multi-reporting)Strong (power with project manager)Weak (power with functional manager)
PMI Framework – Life-Cycle
Product Life-CycleFrom conception to retirementMay spawn many projects over its life-cycleProject Life-CycleDepends on industry (e.g. software – design, develop, test, deploy)Run through initiation, planning, execution, monitor & control and closing for each life-cycle step
PMI Framework – Lessons Learned
Required for all projectsCollected throughout the project, finalized during project closing
PMI Framework – Exam Questions
Question 3, chapter 2 – In aprojectizedorganization, the project team:Reports to many bosses.Has no loyalty to the project.Reports to the functional manager.Will not always have a “home”.
PMI Framework – Exam Questions
Question 4, chapter 2 – A project manager is trying to complete a software development project, but cannot get enough attention for the project. Resources are focused on completing process-related work and the project manager has little authority to properly assign resources. What form of organization must the project manager be working in?Functional.Matrix.Expeditor.Coordinator.
PMI Framework – Exam Questions
Question 5, chapter 2 – A project manager has very little project experience, but he has been assigned as the project manager of a new project. Because he will be working in a matrix organization to complete his project, he can expect communications to be:Simple.Open and accurate.Complex.Hard to automate.
PMI Framework – Exam Questions
Question 10, chapter 2 – A manager and head of engineering discuss a change to a major work package. After the meeting, the manager contacts you and tells you to complete the paperwork to make the change. This is an example of:Management attention to scope management.Management planning.A project expeditor position.A change control system.
PMI Framework – Exam Questions
Question 17, chapter 2 – A project team is working on manufacturing a new product, but they are having difficulty creating a project charter. What is the BEST description of the real problem?They have not identified project objectives.They are working on a process and not a project.The end date has not been set.They have not identified the product ofthe project.
PMI Processes
Describes what you need to do to manage a project (see page 43 for process chart)Discuss study approach for exam (page 42)Includes:InitiatingPlanningExecutingMonitoring & ControllingClosing(See page 98 for an example of how the integration knowledge area crosses processes)
PMI Processes – Exam Questions
Question 2, chapter 3 – The project charter is created in which project management process group?Executing.Planning.Closing.Initiating.
PMI Processes – Exam Questions
Question 4, chapter 3 – A detailed project schedule can be created only after creating the:Project budget.Work breakdown structure.Project management plan.Detailed risk assessment.
PMI Processes – Exam Questions
Question 6, chapter 3 – Which of the following is NOT an input to the initiating process group?Company processes.Company culture.Historical WBSs.Project scope statement.
PMI Processes – Exam Questions
Question 7, chapter 3 – The project sponsor just signed the project charter. What is the NEXT thing to do?Begin to complete the work packages.Verify scope.Start integrated change control.Start to create management plans.
PMI Processes – Exam Questions
Question 14, chapter 3 – During a team meeting, a team member asks about the measurements that will be used on the project to judge performance. The team member feels that some of the measures related to activities assigned him are not valid measurements. The project is BEST considered in what part of the project management process?Closing.Monitoring & Controlling.Executing.Initiating.
Agenda for Next Class
PMIIntegration Management –Chapter4

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