Standardize Project Perform Quality Assurance Process

Standardize Project Perform Quality Assurance Process The standardization of the quality assurance process is a methodology that is developed by an organization to ensure that quality is always something in the forefront of the project management team’s mind.  The standardization of the process involves the creation of the process of metrics for process systems, benchmarking utilizing these metrics, threshold development and tolerance, and quality audits to determine if the system when deployed is fully functioning.  The development of the...

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Standardize Plan Procurements Process

Standardize Plan Procurements Process The standardization of the practices utilized to plan procurements are some of the most debated in the business arena.  It is seen as a place where there is a cash outflow and it appears to be immediate and without control.  Standardizing this process relies upon the decisions as to whether to buy or build, and if we will buy, as is usually the case, how will be evaluate and plan our procurements with outside organizations.  When deciding on make or buy of course our accounting/finance departments can...

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Standardize Risk Identification Process

Standardize Risk Identification Process The process for understanding risk can be difficult to understand.  Risk is any change to the project plan the is either positive or negative.  Risks may be accepted, ignored, mitigated or transferred.  Transferring a risk is buying insurance or outsourcing the process to a contractor letting the carry the burden of the risk.  Mitigation of risks is developing a plan for what to do if the risk occurs, by understanding its impact, and what we would need to do if the risk were realized.  Ignoring a...

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Standardize Project Plan Communications Process

Standardize Project Plan Communications Process         OPM3 BP ID: 1170 Blog post#22, David P. Cahill III Risks are identified so that they may be mitigated in the proper fashion.  By definition risks may be positive or negative.  It is important to construct risks for each work package identified in the WBS.  Risks are identified and a decision is made to exploit, transfer, avoid, or accept each risk.  There may be multiple risks per work package.  Many processes are repeated across projects, especially within a common program. ...

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Standardize Project Plan Communications Process

Standardize Project Plan Communications Process OPM3 BP ID: 1160 Blog post#21, David P. Cahill III This process can be standardized by applying to each work package listed in the WBS a reporting and collaboration tag. Such a tag will allow you to see who will be working on the project, who will report on the project, and who will be reported to, and the frequency. Although PMBOK doesn’t list it I find that a RACI should be done for each work package and the communications channels can be more defined than simply using the inputs of the...

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Standardize Manage Project Team Process

Standardize Manage Project Team Process     OPM3 BP ID: 1155 Blog post#20, David P. Cahill III Standardization of the management process may come as a relief to some project managers who believe they are 100% technical administrators of a methodology; however, for most of us it seem bureaucratic and cumbersome when our soft skills need to be combined with a process.  The process will work and needs to be standardized to reduce the amount of time determining how to manage, rather than managing.  For every project, every WBS work package...

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