Project/Program Management Best Practices for Success in ANY Industry!

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Project/Program Management Best Practices for Success in ANY Industry!

Where is our success? Although there have been improvements, over 60% of projects/programs failed and many were canceled in 2003 (ref:The Standish Report CHAOS)! Our goal for 2004 and beyond is to contribute to a 60% and better, project/program success rate! STOP THE MADNESS-MANAGE AND CONTROL PROJECTS
WITH THE FOLLOWING:
Best Practice Processes for Project/Program Success(Outline):
Program/Project Management (and Business Management) (Integration)
Use of Experience and Knowledge (Integration)
Planning and Scheduling/WBS (Scope/Time/Cost)
Communication Planning (Communication)
Status & Earned Value Reporting (Communication)
Performance (metrics) Reporting (Communication)
Risks Identification and Management (Risks)
Project Repository/DB (Communication/Lessons Learned/Knowledge Transfer)
Change Management (Integration)
Subcontractor/Vendor Control (Procurement)
Team Building (Human Resource)
Development Process (Integration/Solution/Scope)
Selection of the appropriate model/technique (e.g., Interactive, Waterfall, Spiral, Evolutionary Object Oriented, Structured)
Selection of the appropriate implementation methodology (e.g., MSF, RUP, GXP, DOD- STD 2167 and other standards)
Selection, if required, to use Rapid Development
Rapid Application Development/Joint Application Development (RAD/JAD)
Prototypes and Mockups
Interviews and Facilitated Sessions
Collaboration
Selection of technical and project reviews
Selection of development and support tools and applications
Configuration Management (Integration/Scope/Control) (described in the book “Software and Firmware Configuration Management”, subtitled “Management Control and Quality”.
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Configuration Identification
Configuration Control – Software/Application, Firmware (Embedded Software, and Systems)
Configuration Status Accounting
Configuration Audits
Quality Assurance (Integration/Quality/Control)
Verification
Validation
Testing
Some of the organizations that support these practices and certifications for their professional knowledge recognized in many industries are: Project Management Institute (PMI) , American Management Association (AMA), Software Engineering Institute (SEI), Electronic Industries Association (EIA), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and the Department of Defense (DOD).