Project Management Process

Phase 1

Project initiation

  • Develop a business case to justify the new project.
  • Undertake a feasibility study to measure the solution feasibility.
  • Establish the terms of reference by defining the project boundaries.
  • Appoint a project team with the right skills and experience.
  • Set up a project office with the required facilities and tools.
  • Perform a stage-gate review to request approval to proceed
Phase 2

Project planning

  • Create a project plan defining the work breakdown structure.
  • Create a resource plan listing the quantities of resource needed.
  • Create a financial plan identifying the budget required.
  • Create a risk plan identifying key risks and mitigating actions.
  • Create a quality plan including quality assurance and control reviews.
  • Create an acceptance plan to gain customer acceptance.
  • Create a communication plan to keep stakeholders informed.
  • Create a procurement plan to procure products from suppliers.
  • Contract suppliers to the project.
  • Perform a phase review to request approval to proceed.
Phase 3

Project execution

1. Build the project deliverables.
2. Monitor and control the project by performing:

  • Time management;
  • Cost management;
  • Quality management;
  • Change management;
  • Risk management;
  • Issue management;
  • Procurement management;
  • Acceptance management;
  • Communications management.
Phase 4

Project closure

Perform project closure by creating a project closure report;
Review project completion by undertaking a post implementation review.