While Scrum, XP, DSDM, Lean Software Development and other Agile methodologies have caught on in the software development industry, many organizations see achieving agility in project management as problematic, to a certain extent. For those organizations, the traditional project management approach appears to be most effective in managing long-range business plans and creating enterprise-level forecasts. However, at the team level the traditional approach fails as it doesn’t allow the development team to react to rapidly changing circumstances in the project environment and to align with client requirements. In contrast, Agile-driven projects are enabled to effective and efficiently manage changes through iterative product development.
In order to ensure success, project managers have to juggle requirements and resources throughout the entire project implementation life-cycle to ensure compliance of the required deliverables with the baseline parameters (scope, cost, time, quality). A corrective action process appears to be the major tool that helps comply with the project baseline. In this article, I’m going to describe key steps of the process to help project managers analyze and correct problems.
Project control is a series of processes and steps that a project manager in cooperation with other management staff carries out to control the project in terms of progress, quality, changes, products, commitments and other critical concerns. The ultimate purpose of project control is to manage project work during each stage of the implementation lifecycle and to prepare the project for the next stage. In this article you will find out how to control a project in 5 steps.
No doubt the process of auditing a project is one of the major activities that define success of the project management process. In this article we talk about the general steps of the process. First we explain what project audit means; then we give the audit checklist.
The need for project prioritization appears when an organization has two or more either independent or dependent (portfolio) projects that are performed in parallel. How to identify the most preferable projects for implementation at the given point of time? Finally, how to be sure that the right projects are being performed? In this article we are going to answer all these critical questions.