Project management

Project management guidance:

Additional reading If you want to find out more about project management, here are some popular books on the subject. Barker, S and Cole, R, Brilliant Project Management:...

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Introduction This guide outlines some of the key concepts, tools and techniques used in project management. Project management is no longer a narrow, specialist activity...

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Key parameters of a project To meet project objectives and deliver benefits, projects need to be kept under control, using four key parameters. Source: Association of...

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Key players in projects Most projects will have at least the following key players: • a project manager who is project delivery-focused and responsible for the day-to-day...

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Project lifecycle When managing a project or programme, it is likely to have key phases with sub-project tasks. The lifecycle of all projects proceeds through the...

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New approaches to project management The basic tools and techniques we have described are particularly suited to clear-cut projects like engineering projects, where they...

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Additional reading If you want to find out more about project management, here are some popular books on the subject. Barker, S and Cole, R, Brilliant Project Management:...

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• Structure the project. The initial project definition should be contained within a terms of reference document and agreement to this document should be obtained to...

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Project management Various project management methodologies have been developed to guide organisations through project management and develop common use of terminology...

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Commercial skills Commercial skills for complex government projects (National Audit Office) examines the level of commercial skills across government and the steps being...

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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. Commercial skills Commercial skills for complex government projects (National Audit Office) examines...

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• Control the project. A plan is of minimal use if nobody checks that the project is progressing as intended. In order to keep control of a project, there is a need to...

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This is the most important phase of the project, as it lays the foundation for the rest of the project. It is also the phase that is most likely to be rushed through...

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