During this step, the Project Team, under the direction of the Project Manager, will perform the project tasks as outlined in the Project Schedule, the Project Management Plan, and the project designs to fulfill the project objectives. Prior to the start of this step, hold a meeting with your project team to ensure everyone understands the current project environment along with roles and responsibilities. Review all the accepted project documentation to date. During this step, the Project Manager must coordinate and direct the various technical and organizational interfaces that exist in the project. The project product is actually created during this step.
If this is an application development project, the project team will follow the cycle outlined in the graphic to the left. In order to keep the development flowing smoothly, the developers will be building while the Quality Assurance (QA) team is testing. Any variance in the test results from the objectives of the project will result in a modification of the build process and the cycle will start again.
If changes are required, the change control process will be invoked and the Project Management Plan and other project documents will be modified as required for accepted changes. The Project Manager will not only manage the activities, but also coach and mentor the project team as they perform their activities.
- Perform project activities as outlined in the Project Schedule and Project Management Plan
- Identify needed changes and inform the Project Manager
- Work with Project Manager to resolve issues
- Identify barriers inhibiting the timely performance of project activities
- Project Manager with Project Team
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 corpoations in the Seattle area and leads the PMO Roundtable discussion group and forum.
John has attained a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Education/Technology from Washington State University and an MBA from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, CA.