128 pages | 37 B/W Illus.
Providing structured yet adaptable models of project success within an organization, A Standard for Enterprise Project Management explains each of the basic elements needed for project success and integrates them into a balanced life-cycle continuum. It also supplies an inventory of practical policies, procedures, techniques, and templates for consistent management of projects.
The book first discusses project authorization and initiation, followed by analysis and planning. It then covers execution, control, and closure. Each phase contains an explanation and an illustration of how to optimize success. Throughout the text, the author refers to numerous appendices that constitute both blank and completed templates. He provides details on how to use these tools, with an emphasis on balancing the benefits of standardization and the need for flexibility.
The accompanying CD-ROM encompasses a color version of the book with four bonus features:
This book offers a painless guide to quickly getting business initiatives out of the clouds and onto the ground. Blending the rigor and discipline of project management with the thoroughness of business analysis, it shows how to successfully build, complement, and enhance project management and business analysis in any organization.
The practical value of the book is exceptional. PM Evolution routinely provides copies of it to each attendee of our project management fundamentals training so students can start using what they have learned immediately at their jobs.
—Darwyn Azzinaro, Managing Partner, PM Evolution
Project Authorization and Initiation
Project Analysis and Planning
Business Requirements Document
Statement of Work
Project Team Roster
Project Execution and Control
Issues and Risk Management
Project Management in the Overall Enterprise Environment
Hierarchy of Business Targets
Project Assessment Form
Project Initiation Document Workflow
Project Charter Template
Completed Project Charter
Project Summary Template
Business Requirements Work Plan Template
Business Requirements Document Template
Sample of a Completed Business Requirements Document
Statement of Work Template
Sample Completed Statement of Work
Project Roster Template
Project Plan Templates
Completed Project Plan
Issues/Risk Management Plan Template
Issues and Risk Log Template
Completed Issues and Risk Log
Test Planning Template
Change Request Form Template
Escalation Policy Template
Communications Plan Template
Meeting Agenda Template and Sample Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes Template and Sample Meeting Minutes
Documentation Protocol Template
Lesson Learned Template