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There are several certificate bodies for traditional project management as well as bodies covering new project methodologies such as Agile and Lean. As CodeGnome has mentioned, the two best know certifications are the PMP and PRINCE2. After this, Six Sigma has a big sway is highly structured companies, typically hardware/ PMP is a standard created by the ...


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A deliverable is a contractual item, whether it is a formal contract between a buyer and seller or simply a promise of a product or service delivery. A goal can become a deliverable by simply putting the goal under contract. However, the taxonomy I prefer is: Goal (an abstract, strategic thing for which we are trying to head) leads to Objective (a more ...


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Project Charter is a document that formalizes the existence of a project and gives authority to the project manager to use organizational resources for the completion of that project. Having said that, a change of project manager should not have any impact on the Project Charter. The only change would be to update the assigned project manager's name in the ...


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David Espina's answer covers most of what I wanted to say. I just wanted to add: Keep a paper trail. You not that you're afraid that the project's failure will ham you. So, whenever you bring these concerns to someone, document it. When asked 'why did you fail your project?', the following: "On Oct 5th, 2017, I went to John Doe and informed him that if ...


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It sounds like your company understands the need for project and operations excellence as it relates to what they manufacture but seems to have a blind spot for other non-core projects. As we all know, change occurs with the right sponsor. You were silent as to who politely ignored you but, if there are higher ranking people above, you need to talk with ...


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Project scope is a conceptual thing describing the boundaries of your project, covering what the project encompasses and (maybe more importantly) what it does not encompass. From PMBOK 4: Project Scope. The work that must be performed to deliver a product, service, or result with the specified features and functions. Project charters are baselined ...


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Finding Information and Templates for Project Charters Wikipedia does a good job of explaining the purpose of a project charter. It even includes a link to a sample template, although any given template may or may not suit a particular project's needs. A template is not a substitute for understanding how to charter a project. However, searching the web for ...


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Your statement is on point. If the project charter gives authority to the project manager, then the project charter should be handed down to the project manager by the project sponsor. But it's not wrong either if the project manager is the one to write this document. The key word here is "gives". If the project manager is the one to write the ...


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SMART objectives SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-bound. Setting goals according to this methodology is said to help one set goals that inspire people to strive for achievement, directing action to what really matters, not wasting time and energy. S - Specific: objectives must be formulated specifically and precisely. ...


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SMART and WBS/deliverables are two different analytical frameworks. It is like asking whether my daughter is a female or a relative. SMART is (IMO) a quality standard for goals (SMART goals are better than simple velliative goals). Deliverables are a WBS tool; as far as I know there is no formal theory underlying deliverables. There are a variety of ...


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With some tweaking you can get the chart from the Baseline Work Visual report. Open the master project you created using the pool and create the Baseline Work visual report. Once the data is in Excel make the following changes: Turn off the display of Actual Work and Baseline Work in the Pivot table field list. Turn on Resources in the Pivot table field ...


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You cannot know the exact cost until you have your quotes from your vendors and you have chosen your vendor. In fact, unless you go with a firm price, you won't know your exact cost until the project is over. In the project charter, the cost projection is a ROM (rough order of magnitude). If you are unable to arrive at your ROM without external input, ...


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There is the IEEE Standard IEEE/ISO/IEC 16326-2009 which seems to lean heavily on the PMP. See this PDF for a table of contents. Chapter 5 TOC shown below.


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