Summary Handbook of Project-Based Management, Fourth Edition

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ISBN-10 0071821783 ISBN-13 9780071821780
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Summary - Handbook of Project-Based Management, Fourth Edition

  • 1.1 Projects and their management

  • What's project management about?
    Converting vision into reality.
  • What are the three key components of project-based management?
    1. The project
    2. the management of the project
    3. the levels over which the project is managed
  • Definition project:
    A project is a temporary organization to which resources are assigned to do work to deliver beneficial change
  • When will the temporary organization be disbanded?
    When the desired future state is achieved.
  • What can be the resources to do the work in the project?
    People
    Materials
    money
    or all three of them.
  • What are the features of the work of the project?
    it's unique
    it's novel
    it's transcient.
  • What are the pressures created by the features of the work of the project?
    • transcience: urgency
    • novelty; new ways of working and hence to integrate the working of people from across established organizational structures
    • uniqueness: uncertainty
  • What's the use of planning on a project if you cannot predict what happens working on a project?
    The plan must be used as a framework for coordination, but you must be ready and willing to change it as the project progresses.
  • About the Beneficial Change:
    We do the work in a project to deliver a new asset. The asset is the vehicle that will enable us to achieve the desired performance improvement.
  • the owner-contractor model
  • What are the two groups of people that are involved on the project?
    • owner
    • contractor
  • Five functions of project management
  • PBS: Product Breakdown Structure.
    Hierbij ontleed je het projectresultaat in stukjes
    WBS: work breakdown structure:
    Hierbij ontleed je het proces in stukjes Er wordt gebruik gemaakt van responsibility charts
    OBS: organization breakdown structure (obv skill sets)
  • responsability charts: this indicates who will do what work to deliver the products. I.e. a two-demensional matrix. Conventionally, products are put in rows and skills are put in columns. The cells then represent the work of the project. The hierarchy of responsibility charts defines a hierarchy of work to be done, called the Work Breadown Structure.
  • The hierarchy of responsibility charts defines a hierarchy of work to be done, called the work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • How is quality managed?
    by using techniques including quality control, quality assurance, configuration management, procedures manuals and audits.
  • What is CBS?
    Cost Breakdown Structure. this includes the breakdown structure of cost types, labor, materials, overhead and finance. 
  • What is the cost control cube?
    CBS, OBS and PBS together. They are part of a methodolgy called the cost and schedule control systems criteria (C/SCSC), which has now been incorporated into earned value analysis (EVA)
  • Time is managed using networks and bar charts.

    Networks are a mathematical tool to help calculate the timescale; bar charts are a communication tool to communicate the schedule to the project participants.
  • Risk is managed by following a risk management proces:
    • identify,
    • assess,(schatten)
    • prioritize,
    • analyze   and
    • control   the risk.
  • Stakeholders should be engaged, not managed. They are engaged by understanding how they are expected to respond to the project and by communicating with them to sell the benefits of the project to them and win their support. 
  • What includes the first dimension of Project-Based Management?
    The functions of project management, they are the things that need to be managed throughout the project.

    1. integration
    2. Scope
    3. Organization
    4. Quality
    5. Cost
    6. Time
    7. Risk
    8. Stakeholders
  • What's the second dimension of project-based management?
    The processes we follow to convert vision into reality.
    The two components are:
    1. The project process (that takes us from vision to reality)
    2. The management process
  • Discribe a basic five-step project process
    1. concept
    2. feasibility (haalbaarheid)
    3. design
    4. execution (implementatie)
    5. closeout
  • What's the third dimension of project-based management?
    The project-levels. The levels over which the project is managed.
  • What are the three fundamental levels over which a project is managed?
    1. the integrative level (een geheel vormend)
    2. the stategic of administrative level
    3. the tactical or operational level
  • What tools can be used in the integrative level?
    The Project Definition Report
  • What are (a.o.) the achievements of the integrative level?
    • the desired performance improvement is identified
    • areas of work and categories of resource requierd are defined
    • a functional design of the new asset is developed
  • What are the tools used in the strategic of administrative level?
    • milestoneplan
    • responsibility chart
  • What's (a.o.) achieved in the strategic or administrative level?
    • intermediate goals or milestones requierd to achieve the objectives are defined.
    • responsibility of organizational units, functions and disciplines for work packages is defined.
    • budgets are developed. 
    • the definition of this level starts during the feasibility stage and is consolidated in the design stage. 
  • What are the tools used in the tactical or operational level?
    • activity schedule
    • responsibility chart
  • What is (a.o.) achieved in the tactical or operational level?
    • the activities required to achieve each milestone
    • the responsibilities of named people against te activities are defined
    • a detail design of the facility is developed.
    • the definition of this level starts during de design stage and is consolidated during the execution stage with the detail design. 
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what are the seven project management functions?
  1. scope
  2. organization
  3. stakeholders
  4. quality
  5. cost
  6. time
  7. risk
What are the two groups of people that are involved on the project?
  • owner
  • contractor
What is (a.o.) achieved in the tactical or operational level?
  • the activities required to achieve each milestone
  • the responsibilities of named people against te activities are defined
  • a detail design of the facility is developed.
  • the definition of this level starts during de design stage and is consolidated during the execution stage with the detail design. 
What are the tools used in the tactical or operational level?
  • activity schedule
  • responsibility chart
What's (a.o.) achieved in the strategic or administrative level?
  • intermediate goals or milestones requierd to achieve the objectives are defined.
  • responsibility of organizational units, functions and disciplines for work packages is defined.
  • budgets are developed. 
  • the definition of this level starts during the feasibility stage and is consolidated in the design stage. 
What are the tools used in the strategic of administrative level?
  • milestoneplan
  • responsibility chart
What are (a.o.) the achievements of the integrative level?
  • the desired performance improvement is identified
  • areas of work and categories of resource requierd are defined
  • a functional design of the new asset is developed
What tools can be used in the integrative level?
The Project Definition Report
What are the three fundamental levels over which a project is managed?
  1. the integrative level (een geheel vormend)
  2. the stategic of administrative level
  3. the tactical or operational level
What's the third dimension of project-based management?
The project-levels. The levels over which the project is managed.