10 knowledge areas of project managers

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10 knowledge areas of project managers by Mind Map: 10 knowledge areas of project managers

1. Scope

1.1. Project Management Plan: the overarching document which defines key aspects of the project and explains how the project will be managed.

1.1.1. Expert Judgement: technical and project management expertise, degree of rigour and tailoring.

1.1.2. Facilitation techniques: Means of establishing by-in from all areas such as meeting management, conflict resolution, problem solving and brainstorming.

1.1.2.1. Scope Management Plan: a component of th overall project plan, clarifying and defining the scope, as well as methods and guidelines for managing changes.

1.1.2.2. Requirements Management Plan: describes how the project requirements will be documented, analyzed and managed.

2. Intergration

2.1. Project Charter: provides justification for the project and includes detailed lines of authority. It explains what the project involves, requirements and participants as well as clearly identifying goals and deliverables.

2.2. Outputs from other processes: this includes an array of plans and baselines from the 10 knowledge areas and inputs, techniques and outputs

2.2.1. Communications management plan, Cost management plan, HR plan, Procurement plan, Process improvement plan, Quality management plan, Requirements, Risk, Schedule, Scope management plan, Stakeholder management plan, Cost Baseline, Scope Baseline, Project management plan updates.

2.3. Enterprise Environmental factors: includes IMS determining who has access to what information and software use, understanding regulations and industry standards in terms of additional training, H&S, etc as well as considerations for organisational culture and structure.

2.4. Organisational Process Assets: Policies, procedures e.g. authority guidelines, as well as templates, historical data or similar project information

2.4.1. Expert Judgement: technical and project management expertise, degree of rigour and tailoring.

2.4.2. Meetings: discuss with project matter experts and stakeholders in order to determine the best methods to organise the scope. Additionally meetings can be held with teams to establish how requirements will be met.

2.4.2.1. Project Management Plan: the overarching document which defines key aspects of the project and explains how the project will be managed.

3. Time

3.1. Analytical Techniques: determining sequence of activities, estimating methods and techniques to optimize resources.

3.2. Schedule Management Plan: establishes criteria and activities for monitoring and controlling the schedules

3.3. Expert Judgement: technical and project management expertise, degree of rigour and tailoring.

4. Cost

4.1. Cost Management Plan: decribes how the costs will be planned, monitored, managed and controlled. Likely to inlude levels of accuracy, units of measure, linkages, control thresholds, rules of performance measure and reporting.

5. Quality

5.1. Stakeholder Register: those how have an influence or interest in the quality of the project.

5.2. Risk Register: used to identify risks to the product or project quality.

5.3. Requirements Documentation: performance measurements, product specifications, functionality and testing.

5.4. Project Management Plan: the overarching document which defines key aspects of the project and explains how the project will be managed.

5.5. Organisational Process Assets: overall quality policy, procedures, lessons learned from previous projects

5.5.1. Cost-Benefit Analysis: looks to optimise resources and customer satisfaction whilst minimizing project costs.

5.5.2. Cost of Quality: looks at costs or conforming and not conforming to requirements, prevention and appraisal.

5.5.3. Seven basic Quality tools: identifies measurements to be used in quality assurance.

5.5.3.1. 1.Cause-and-effect diagram:Identifies many possible causes for an effect or problem and sorts ideas into useful categories. 2.Check sheet: A structured, prepared form for collecting and analyzing data; a generic tool that can be adapted for a wide variety of purposes. 3.Control charts: Graphs used to study how a process changes over time. 4.Histogram: The most commonly used graph for showing frequency distributions, or how often each different value in a set of data occurs. 5.Pareto chart: Shows on a bar graph which factors are more significant. 6.Scatter diagram: Graphs pairs of numerical data, one variable on each axis, to look for a relationship. 7.Stratification: A technique that separates data gathered from a variety of sources so that patterns can be seen (some lists replace “stratification” with “flowchart” or “run chart”).

5.5.4. Benchmarking: used to establish best practice in order to replicate or exceed current practices.

5.5.5. Design or experiments: statistical practice use to determine how variable interact in order to create the desired effect.

5.5.6. Additional Quality Planning tools: dependent on the nature of the product, service or result of project.

5.5.7. Meetings: discuss with project matter experts and stakeholders in order to determine the best methods to organise the scope. Additionally meetings can be held with teams to establish how requirements will be met.

5.5.7.1. Quality Management Plan: documents the approach for quality assurance, control, improvement as well as process improvement.

5.5.7.2. Process Improvement Plan: describes the processes to be analyzed, metrics to be used and targets for improvement.

5.5.8. Statistical Sampling: Population sampling (determing the number of items tested)