PMdistilled Guide

Contents

Chapter 1 – Introduction

  1. Introduction
  2. Selecting the best projects
  3. Portfolio, Programs and Projects
  4. Appointing the right project manager
  5. Finalizing the project management approach

Chapter 2 – Predictive project management

  1. Introduction to Predictive Project Management
  2. Initiation
    1. Importance of project initiation
    2. Developing project charter
    3. Key stakeholders identification and prioritization
  3. Planning
    1. Collecting requirements
    2. Defining scope
    3. Decomposing the scope into work breakdown structure
    4. Developing the Bill Of Quantities (BOQ)
    5. Cost estimation
    6. Organizational structures
    7. Defining the project’s Organizational Breakdown Structure (OBS)
    8. Defining control accounts
    9. Defining project’s budget
    10. Scheduling
      1. Activity definition
      2. Activity duration estimation
      3. Activity sequencing
      4. Schedule network analysis
      5. Developing the project schedule
      6. Leads, lags, float, buffer, critical path
      7. Crashing & fast tracking
    11. Plan quality management
    12. Plan resource management
    13. Plan communications management
    14. Plan risk management
      1. Identify risks
      2. Qualitative risk analysis
      3. Quantitative risk analysis
      4. Plan risk responses
    15. Plan procurement management
    16. Plan stakeholder engagement
  4. Execution
    1. Direct and manage project work
    2. Manage project knowledge
    3. Manage quality
    4. Acquire resources
    5. Develop team
    6. Manage team
    7. Manage communications
    8. Implement risk responses
    9. Conduct procurement
    10. Manage stakeholder engagement
  5. Monitoring & Controlling
    1. Monitoring & Controlling project work
    2. Control scope
    3. Control schedule
    4. Control costs
    5. Control quality
    6. Control resources
    7. Monitor communications
    8. Monitor risks
    9. Control procurement
    10. Monitor stakeholder engagement
  6. Closing
    1. Close project / phase

Chapter 3 – Agile & Hybrid project management

  1. What is agile?
  2. When to apply agile project management?
  3. The agile team organization
    1. Product owner
    2. Iteration manager
    3. Team
  4. Key agile ceremonies
    1. Release planning
    2. Iteration planning
    3. Daily team meeting
    4. Iteration review
    5. Iteration retrospective
    6. Agile estimation
  5. Agile artifacts
    1. Agile Charter
    2. Product backlog
    3. Iteration backlog
    4. User stories
    5. Tracking board
    6. Definition of Done (DoD)
  6. Hybrid project management

Chapter 4 – Models

  1. Situational leadership II
  2. OSCAR Model
  3. Cross cultural communication
  4. Effectiveness of communication channels
  5. Gulf of execution and evaluation
  6. Hygiene and motivational factors
  7. Intrinsic Vs Extrinsic motivation
  8. Theory of needs
  9. Theory X, Theory Y and Theory Z
  10. Managing change in organizations
  11. ADKAR Model
  12. The 8 step process for leading change
  13. Virginia Satir change model
  14. Transition model
  15. Cynefin framework
  16. Stacey matrix
  17. Tuckman Ladder
  18. Drexler / Sibbet team performance model
  19. Conflict model
  20. Negotiation
  21. Planning
  22. Process groups
  23. Salience model

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