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Engineering Technology: Project Management

5 Project Process Groups

Initiating

Planning

  • Collect Requirements
  • Define Scope
  • Creat Work Breakdown Structure
  • Define Activities, Durations, Dependencies, Sequences
  • Develop Schedule
  • Estimate Costs
  • Determine Budget
  • Plan Quality
  • Develop Human Resources Plan
  • Plan Communications
  • Plan Risk Management
  • Plan Procurements

Executing

  • Direct & Manage Project Execution
  • Perform Quality Assurance
  • Project Team Acquisition, Development and Management
  • Distribute Information
  • Manage Stakeholder Expectations
  • Conduct Procurement

Controlling

  • Perform Integrated Change Control
  • Scope Verification & Control
  • Control Schedule
  • Control Costs
  • Perform Quality Control
  • Report on Performance
  • Monitor & Control Rists
  • Administer Procurements

Closing

  • Conduct Review Meeting
  • Release Project Resources
  • Update Organization Process Assets
  • Documentation

Quality Management - Knowledge Area

Risk Management - Knowledge Area

Goal: minimize potential threats to the project goals

  1. Identify Risks
  2. Evaluate Risk (and prioritize based on impact)
  3. Plan Risk Mitigation

Risk Management...the What, Why, and How

Project Risk Management for Transportation Projects (from California Department of Transportation)

Time Management - Knowledge Area

Scope Management - Knowledge Area

Scope: The work that needs to be accomplished to deliver a product, service, or result with the specified features and functions

  1. Collect requirements 
  2. Define Scope
  3. Create WBS
  4. Verify Scope
  5. Control Scope

PMP Certification Study Notes - Project Scope Management

What is scope and what is the difference between a requirement and scope

Project Procurement - Knowledge Area

Plan, Conduct, Administer and Close Procurements

Communications Management - Knowledge Area

Successful Project Management Communication (from PMI)

  1. Identify Stakeholders
  2. Plan Communications
  3. Distribute Information
  4. Manage Stakeholder Expectations
  5. Report Performance

Integration Management - Knowledge Area

  1. Develop Project Charter
  2. Develop Project Management Plan
  3. Direct & Manage Project Execution
  4. Monitor & Control Project Work
  5. Perform Integrated Change Control
  6. Close Project

Cost Management - Knowledge Area

  1. Estimate Costs
  2. Determine Budget
  3. Control Costs