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Project Identification

Project Identification
By Chuck Tryon

Introduction

The key feature of this activity is recognizing that identifying candidate projects is something that an organization should do on a regular basis, not just once each year. Further, when examining projects for approval, it is vital to also examine the resource capacities and capabilities available for assignment. It is futile to assign a major new project requiring extensive discovery of business requirements if no business analysts are available.

Project Identification proceeds Project Initiation.

Process Description

Project Identification is a repeatable process for documenting, validating, ranking and approving candidate projects within an organization.

Process Purpose

Due to the changing financial conditions within the total organization, it is necessary to establish a stable process for approving projects for initiation. This process will…

  • Validate the business reason for each candidate project.
  • Provide the base information for more informed financial commitments to projects.
  • Establish a more objective ranking of candidate projects.
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Change Management in Project Management

Change Management in Project Management
By Chuck Tryon

Process Description

Single-Time Efforts are the primary means for an organization to introduce new products and services to their internal and external customers. These “one of” projects are also needed to enhance existing products and services. Once started, dynamic business needs and technology innovation often take a project in unpredicted directions. These new directions frequently result in dramatic changes that must be incorporated into the original project intent and goals. Because of the frequency and severity of these influences on Single-Time Efforts, Change Management is a critical component of Project Management It provides a controlled mechanism to fairly and accurately alter the scope and content of a project.

Process Purpose

Change is a natural by-product of dynamic business needs and unclear early scope definition for many projects. Unless a well-defined Change Management process is in place, the demand for change often deteriorates into unrealistic demands by management and the customer. Read the Complete Article

Modern Project Management

Modern Project Management
By Chuck Tryon

Once the exclusive domain of engineering disciplines, Project Management has moved onto business’ Main Street. People from many walks of life are now routinely called on to be members of project teams and are often asked to assist with or assume the role of Project Manager. And no one is more surprised than these new inductees to the world of professional Project Management. Interest in the topic is reaching new heights with no sense of decline in sight. That makes this a perfect time to reflect on what modern Project Management has become and why it is such a critical issue for business organizations of all types.

Project Management is a discipline for planning, leading, organizing and controlling a well-defined collection of work. This discipline must be repeatable and explainable. It is not an art form invented by each practitioner, nor is it a science with explicit formulas and rules. Read the Complete Article

Issues Management Process

Issues Management Process
By Chuck Tryon

Process Description

During the course of any project, it is common for numerous topics, events or concerns to occur that are of interest to the Project Organization. Issues Management provides the process to record, assign and track each of these issues to resolution.

Process Purpose

The purpose of Issues Management is to insure that any concerns recognized during a project are addressed in a timely manner and do not go unresolved until they become major problems.

Use Criteria

Issues Management should be used anytime someone in the Project Organization recognizes any subject matter that may be of interest to the project, something that could effect the project or may have an influence on some entity beyond project boundaries. These issues may include but are not limited to…

  • New business directions
  • A change in the scope of the project
  • New technical directions
  • A choice between one path over another
  • A future decision that must be made
  • An early alert to a potential problem

These issues may at times become linked to one or more Project Change Request. Read the Complete Article

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