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Project/Program Management Best Practices for Success in ANY Industry!

Where is our success? Although there have been ... over 60% of ... failed and many were canceled in2003 (ref:The Standish Report CHAOS)! Our goal for 2004 and beyond is to cont

Where is our success? Although there have been improvements,
over 60% of projects/programs failed and many were canceled in
2003 (ref:The Standish Report CHAOS)! Our goal for 2004 and
beyond is to contribute to a 60% and better, project/program
success rate! STOP THE MADNESS-MANAGE AND CONTROL PROJECTS
WITH THE FOLLOWING:

Best Practice Processes for Project/Program Success(Outline):
1. Program/Project Management (and Business Management)
(Integration)
- Use of Experience and Knowledge (Integration)
- Planning and Scheduling/WBS (Scope/Time/Cost)
- Communication Planning (Communication)
- Status & Earned Value Reporting (Communication)
- Performance (metrics) Reporting (Communication)
- Risks Identification and Management (Risks)
- Project Repository/DB (Communication/Lessons
Learned/Knowledge Transfer)
- Change Management (Integration)
- Subcontractor/Vendor Control (Procurement)
- Team Building (Human Resource)

2. Development Process (Integration/Solution/Scope)
- Selection of the appropriate model/technique
(e.g., Interactive, Waterfall, Spiral, Evolutionary
Object Oriented, Structured)
- Selection of the appropriate implementation
methodology (e.g., MSF, RUP, GXP, DOD-STD 2167 and
other standards)
- Selection, if required, to use Rapid Development
- Rapid Application Development/Joint Application
Development (RAD/JAD)
- Prototypes and Mockups
- Interviews and Facilitated Sessions
- Collaboration
- Selection of technical and project reviews
- Selection of development and support tools and
applications

3. Configuration Management (Integration/Scope/Control)
(described in the book "Software and Firmware
Configuration Management", subtitled "Management Control
and Quality".)
- Configuration Identification
- Configuration Control - Software/Application,
Firmware (Embedded Software, and Systems)
- Configuration Status Accounting
- Configuration Audits

4. Quality Assurance (Integration/Quality/Control)
- Verification
- Validation
- Testing

Some of the organizations that support these practices and
certifications for their professional knowledge recognized in
many industries are: Project Management Institute (PMI) ,
American Management Association (AMA), Software Engineering
Institute (SEI), Electronic Industries Association (EIA),
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE),
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)Science Articles, and the
Department of Defense (DOD).

2004 RayAnn Enterprise Publishers

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Eddie R. Williams, recognized as a highly successful program/project manager, is the author of the multiple
publications written to promote successful projects through methods that have led to his outstanding success. Get the FULL Detailed Best Practice Processes case study at:
http://www.rayannpublishers.com



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