Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Project and Programme Management #10: Resources and Levelling

The first thing to say about this topic is that it is one of the most difficult parts of project planning because often the information you need is hard to obtain.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Project and Programme Management #09: Activity Network

Last time I described how to create a product breakdown structure. The next thing to do is to define how the products are linked together using an activity network.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Project and Programme Management #08: Product Breakdown Structure

So far in looking at the Business Case I have covered the why and who – let’s move on to look at the what and when.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Project and Programme Management #07: Project Board and Team

In my last article I looked at stakeholder analysis as a means of identifying the key people that you need to communicate with in your project: part of the “who” in a business case. The business case also needs to consider a more detail a subset of the “who”: those responsible for actually doing the project work. This splits into two groups: those responsible for the decision-making and those responsible for delivering the project’s products or outputs. If you use a formal project management methodology like PRINCE2, the former will be the project board and the latter the project team. The project manager forms a bridge between them.