Duties of the Project Manager During the Planning Phase
By John Filicetti
- Ensures the Requirements Survey is properly completed and filed in the project workspace
- PM creates Project Contact List.
- PM works with project team to create the Project Schedule.
- PM and project team creates the Project Management Plan including:
- Project Goal, Objectives, Assumptions, Constraints, and Approach.
- The Project Budget and Cost Plan.
- The Project Staffing Plan, Organization Chart, and Roles & Responsibilities.
- The Quality Plan.
- The Communications Plan.
- The Change Management Plan.
- The Procurement Plan.
- The Training Plan if necessary
- PM creates Project Summary.
- PM works with project team to create the necessary planning and design documents and gain signoff by the client.
- PM ensures the distribution of the documents to project team members and stakeholders.
- PM creates Project Status Report on a regular basis, distributes the report to stakeholders, and posts the report to the project workspace.
John F. Filicetti, PMP, MBA
John Filicetti is a Sr. Sales Engineer/PM-PMO-PPM Consultant with a great depth of experience and expertise in enterprise project management, project management methodologies, Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Project Management Offices (PMOs), Governance, process consulting, and business management. John has directed and managed project management teams, created and implemented methodologies and practices, provided project management consulting, created and directed PMOs, and created consulting and professional services in such areas as project portfolio management, Governance, business process re-engineering, network systems integration, application development, infrastructure, and complex environments. John has enjoyed many years as PMO Director for large corporations in the Seattle area and leads the PMO Roundtable discussion group and forum.