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  • 1 Project Management in its bare essence

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  • There are 3 key elements/characteristics of a project?

    1. Temporary - Project are specific management environments created with a clear beginning and ending in mind (Projecten zijn specifieke beheeromgevingen die zijn gemaakt met een duidelijk begin en einde in gedachten).
    2. Create - A project is setup to create something.
    3. Unique -Projects are defined because there is a need for something new, different that hasn't been established before (Projecten worden gedefinieerd omdat er behoefte is aan iets nieuws, anders dat nog niet eerder is vastgesteld).
  • What is the definition of Project Management (accordig to PMI)?

    Project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements (Projectmanagement is het toepassen van kennis, vaardigheden, tools en technieken op projectactiviteiten om aan de projectvereisten te voldoen).
  • What does P3M's mean?

    1. Portfolio management - Strategic level
    2. Program management - Tactical level
    3. Project management - Operational level
  • Portfolio management stands for?

    Stands for deciding which programs to run in order to support an organization's business objectives
    (Staat voor het beslissen welke programma's moeten worden uitgevoerd om de bedrijfsdoelstellingen van een organisatie te ondersteunen);

    1. Translation of strategy into portfolio of executable programs and projects.
    2. Prioritization and rationalization of investment resources across programs and business cycles.
    3. Benefits tracking and realization
    4. Corporate/Business Unit level Strategy realization
  • Program management stands for?

    Programs are initiated to realize benefits through change (Programma's worden opgestart om door verandering voordelen te realiseren)

    1. Scoping and realization of planned program outcomes
    2. Installation of Governance program and implementation of program standards, policies, processes, tools and metrics.
    3. Management of project inter-dependencies and performance monitoring.
    4. Multi implementation activities
  • Project management stands for?

    A project is a temporary endeavour undertaken to create a unique product, service or result.
    (Een project is een tijdelijke poging om een uniek product, dienst of resultaat te creëren)

    1. Production of planned project deliverables and achievement of agreed milestones.
    2. Development and execution of project management plan, team leadership and project stakeholder management
    3. Escalation of project issues, change requests and risks, where necessary.
    4. Used for 1 implementation
  • 3 important capabilities within IT which should be in place in every organisation;

    1. Achitecture
    2. IT and IM Operations
    3. Project management
    Part of the CAB (Change Advisory Board)
  • What contributes to project success?

    1. Mathematically, when it meets its scope time and budget goals.
    2. Project satisfied the ultimate client.
    3. Meet the original objective like gaining more market share
  • Top 5 Critical success factors are?

    1. Executive support - full support of involved executive
    2. User involvement - involving users form the beginning is key for gaining the required support and acceptance of the project result.
    3. Experienced project manager - Better to assign complex projects to experienced project managers to reach project success.
    4. Clear businesss objectives - Each project should be underpinned by a sound business case which will help to determine the correct priorities.
    5. Minimized scope - keep the scope clear and manageable.
  • Top 10 good project manager skills

    1. People skills
    2. Leadership
    3. Listening
    4. Integrity, ethical behavior, consistency
    5. Strong at building trust
    6. Verbal communication
    7. Strong at building teams
    8. Conflict resolution, conflict managment
    9. Critical thinking, problem solving
    10. Understands and balances priorities
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