The Purpose Of Project Management: The Principles Of Project Management
5.2. Project Management Principles:
The purpose of project management and control mechanisms is to ensure project success in meeting the schedule, the budget and your expectations. The processes proposed here, based on the PMI, are proven, effective and familiar to the proposed project team. The essence of Project Management is "Plan the work, and then work the plan". The end result of a project does not happen by accident. Neither a successful nor failed project happens by accident. Actions taken during the project deliver a result.
5.3. Communications …show more content…
Good communications management means expending effort on communicating information which contributes to project success or where lack of information can lead to failure. We will do this by identifying the correct target audience for different categories of communications. Both formal and informal methods will be used to share information. Formal communication methods are those that follow well defined procedures, while informal communications are more casual. Weekly status reports that contain information about progress and issues are a well known formal communication tool. Other examples include decision requests, and risk logs. Voice mail messages and conversations over lunch or coffee are examples of informal communications which we will document when pertinent.
5.4. Quality Management:
The purpose of Quality Management is to assure that the right things have been done. Its scope is far broader than that of testing where the focus is on proving that the specifications have been accurately translated into a working system. Quality Management is a business centric approach that is involved in all aspects of the development process. The goal is to assure that the system will achieve the business objectives for both today and tomorrow's user community.
Quality management has a role to play throughout project