Project Charter Development

Project Charter Development happens during initiation.  The project charter is presented at the end of the initiation and reviewed and hopefully approval by management. That approval authorizes the sponsoring project manager to begin detailed planning and to make use of corporate resources in that process.  That’s not a go-ahead started project would rather to start the planning.  The project charter includes at least the high-level scope, high-level risks and it appoints the project manager.  The charter also can include estimates of the amount of resources and time which the project will take as well as explanation of the assumptions that are behind the scope of the project and the constraints that it faces.  A good charter triggers a lot of discussion and occasionally conflict. But it’s much better to find out during initiation that some departments won’t lend you resources than after your 30% finished.  Charter is a very useful device for avoiding surprises by surfacing potential conflicts at the beginning of the effort.

This is a lecture video on Develop Project Charter by Dick Billows, PMP, from the Initiation Process Group and the first process in the Integration Knowledge Area.

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LECTURE Create WBS

Once we have the scope statement and major deliverables identified, we decompose the scope statement into the work breakdown structure.

This is a lecture video on Create WBS, from the Planning Process Group and the fourth process in the Scope Knowledge Area.

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LECTURE Plan Risk Responses

Once the risks  have been analyzed we know which risks are the biggest opportunities or threats to the project and we develop responses for dealing with them.

This is a lecture video on Plan Risk Responses, from the Planning Process Group and the fifth process in the Risk Knowledge Area.

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LECTURE Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis

After completing qualitative risk analysis, the project manager and stakeholders conduct a numerical analysis of the most important risks and determine the expected value, or impact of each risk if it occurs.

This is a lecture video on Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis, from the Planning Process Group and the fourth process in the Risk Knowledge Area.

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LECTURE Identify Risks

In this process the project manager works with the stakeholders to identify the risks to the project, both positive and negative.

This is a lecture video on Identify Risks, from the Planning Process Group and the second process in the Risk Knowledge Area.

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LECTURE Estimate Activity Resources

In this process, the project manager estimates the type and quantity of all project resources, human or material, for each activity.

This is a lecture video on Estimate Activity Resources, from the Planning Process Group and the fourth process in the Time Knowledge Area.

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LECTURE Estimate Activity Durations

In this process, the project manager makes estimates of the duration for each of the project tasks.

This is a lecture video on Estimate Activity Durations, from the Planning Process Group and the fifth process in the Time Knowledge Area.

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LECTURE Determine Budget

This process directly follows Estimate Costs and the project manager creates the time-phased budget for the project, rolling up the cost for each activity.  We also create the cost baseline.

This is a lecture video on Determine Budget, from the Planning Process Group and the third process in the Cost Knowledge Area.

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LECTURE Manage Communications

In this process, the project manager gathers and distributes information to all the project stakeholders, following the process laid out in the communications management plan.

This is a lecture video on Manage Communications, from the Executing Process Group and the second process in the Communications Knowledge Area.

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LECTURE Perform Quality Assurance

Following the process improvement plan,  we improve the processes used to manage the project and the processes that create project deliverables.

This is a lecture video on Perform Quality Assurance, from the Executing Process Group and the second process in the Quality Knowledge Area.

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