Project Management for Experts
Project Management Context
Most large projects are managed by a cross-functional core team. Core team members have a dual responsibility; they are responsible for the project achieving its goals and they are responsible to ensure that the project complies with their function’s standards and best practices.
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Approval and Kickoff
Most projects will have a specific date or event at which the stakeholders will approve the Project Charter in order to authorize work to begin. Often this immediately followed by a kickoff meeting with the project team and stakeholders to ensure alignment on project goals and objectives.
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Float, Slack, Buffer
Float (slack or buffer) is extra time that a task could consume beyond its duration estimate without impacting other aspects of the project. Total float is extra time without impacting the end date of the project and free float is extra time without impacting another project task.
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Project Decision-Making Free
Project Decision Making is the process whereby the project leader and project team decide upon project strategy, tactics, and acceptable actions. For Project Stakeholders, the decisions normally concern project boundaries. For Project Core Team members, the decisions normally concern project plans and execution.
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Quality Control & Quality Assurance
Quality Control and Quality Assurance are processes used for managing the project. Quality Control determines if the overall project result meets the requirements and Quality Assurance determines if appropriate standards and procedures are used to do the work of the project.
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Variance occurs when the actual situation is different from the planned or expected situation. In projects, variance analysis applies to schedule variance and cost variance. It determines both why the actual situation is different than what was planned and the impact that will have on the project.
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