Welcome to Project Planning and Control.

This site provides tasks and supporting documentation for the course.

In this course we will cover the following:
A. Integrate and coordinate all project plans to create a consistent, coherent project plan document.
a. Document Project planning assumptions.
b. Document project planning decisions regarding alternatives chosen.
c. Facilitate communication among stakeholders.
d. Define key management reviews as to content, extent, and timing.
e. Provide a baseline for progress measurement and project control.

B. Implement the project scope process to ensure that project includes only the required work.
a. Authorizing the project or phase.
b. Developing a written scope statement as the basis for future project decisions.
c. Subdividing the major project deliverables into smaller, more manageable components.
d. Formalizing acceptance of the project scope.
e. Controlling changes to project scope.

C. Employ time management techniques to ensure timely completion of project
a. Identifying the specific activities that must be performed to produce the various project deliverables.
b. Identifying and documenting interactivity dependencies.
c. Estimating the number of work periods that will be needed to complete individual activities.
d. Analyzing activity sequences, activity durations, and resource requirements to create the project schedule.
e. Controlling changes to the project schedule.

D. Implement cost management techniques to ensure that the project is completed within the approved budget.
a. Determining what resources (people, equipment, materials) and what quantities of each should be used to perform project activities.
b. Developing an approximation (estimate) of the costs of the resources needed to complete project activities.
c. Allocating the overall cost estimate to individual work activities.
d. Controlling changes to the project budget.

E. Evaluate project plan and utilize quality management process to ensure that project will satisfy the needs for which it was undertaken.
a. Identifying which quality standards are relevant to the project and determining how to satisfy them.
b. Evaluating overall project performance on a regular basis to provide confidence that the project will satisfy the relevant quality standards.
c. Monitoring specific project results to determine if they comply with relevant quality standards and identifying ways to eliminate causes of unsatisfactory performance.

F. Implement controls in project plan to reduce the possibility of risks.
a. In context of project plan implement scope change, schedule, cost and quality controls.