Collect Requirements

Collect Requirements Collect Requirements In this process assigned person(s) needs to collect requirements from the stakeholders. All functional, non-functional, technical, system, quality requirements are collected and documented. All those documents where requirements are documented are collectively called . Depending on the availability of the stakeholders, technical nature of the project, clarity of scope and requirements,…

Create WBS

Create WBS A WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) is an extremely important document of any project. This document helps customers, management, and project manager in knowing the overall progress of the project. In the absence of WBS, it is not possible to report the project progress like how much work has been done, how much money…

Define Activities

Define Activities When you know what needs to be delivered and the customer agrees about the problem and proposed solution then you should make a detailed execution plan. The first step in this journey of making a detailed execution plan is to list the activities and define the activities which need to be done to…

Define Scope

Define Scope Define Scope In this process, the technical team analyzes the requirements from the solution perspective. They need to come up with a clear and unambiguous list of deliverables, acceptance criteria, solution, design, and the architecture of the final system. What is possible or not possible, discussing and negotiating solutions with technical team and…

Determine Budget

Determine Budget This the process we roll-up the activity cost estimates to milestone level. At this stage, we know how much money is required to achieve which milestone, in the project lifecycle when that money will be required? How the money will be realized (the source)? Budget negotiation for funding requirements against funding available happens…

Develop Project Management Plan

Develop Project Management Plan

Develop Project Management Plan The process of defining, preparing, and coordinating all subsidiary plans and integrating them into a comprehensive project management plan. A project Management Plan includes Plans (Subsidiary) from 9 Knowledge Area (Requirements management plan, Process improvement plan, Change management plan, Configuration management plan, etc) All Baselines (Scope baseline, Schedule baseline, Cost baseline)…

Develop Schedule

Develop Schedule Develop Schedule is the last planning process of time management knowledge area. So it is the final stage of schedule development. The only purpose of this process is to make a project schedule that is doable and acceptable to all the relevant stakeholders. Thus schedule baseline is the output of this process. But…

Estimate Activity Durations

Estimate Activity Durations Estimating the time required (in hours, days, or weeks). It is suggested that you estimate duration in productive hours. If you are estimating in days or weeks then you should not include non-productive hours, weekly offs, availability of more people to complete the work earlier. For example, to fix a door in…

Estimate Activity Resources

Estimate Activity Resources Estimating the type and number of resources required to perform the identified activities. You may be thinking that why the sequence activities process is earlier than this process. From our experience, we know that the activity’s sequence impacts the type and number of resources required. If two activities A & B, which…

Estimate Costs

Estimate Costs This is the second process of the cost management knowledge area. The process of developing an approximation of the monetary resources needed to complete the project activities. Following activities should be done as a part of this process. The cost of every activity is estimated by adding the cost of all the resources…

Plan Cost Management

Plan Cost Management Plan cost management is the first process of the cost management knowledge area. This process documents the answer to the following questions. How the estimation of the planned activities will be performed? How the budget will be prepared? What are the different types of costs that should be part of the cost…

Plan Schedule Management

Plan Schedule Management Plan schedule management is the first process of the Time Management Knowledge Area. In this process, you need to prepare a plan which will help you in preparing and managing the schedule. The output of this process is . The schedule management plan describes how, who, when, tools, metrics of schedule planning,…

Plan Scope Management

Plan Scope Management Plan scope management is the first process of the Scope Management Knowledge Area. In this process, you need to prepare a plan which will help you managing scope and requirements. The output of this process are & . describes how, who, when, tool, metrics of scope planning, and scope control. describes how,…

Sequence Activities

Sequence Activities After listing all the activities and identifying we should sequence the activities based on their attributes and make a dependency diagram of project activities. This is called . This is one of the cores of the project’s success. If you do not put dependencies correctly or define dependencies based on assumptions or out…