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The Complete Project Management Methodology and Toolkit

1st Edition

By Gerard M. Hill

CRC Press

420 pages | 10 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2009-10-15
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In the past, an organization’s technical methodologies were expected to fulfill project management process needs. However, they sometimes fell short of applying what is known today as "professional project management" concepts and practices. Written by one of the nation’s most highly regarded project management mentors, The Complete Project Management Methodology and Toolkit delineates a "business-relevant" methodology that can be introduced across different industries and business environments.

The book describes the ProjectPRISM™ Project Management Methodology, an innovative, matrix-based approach to conducting project management that introduces relevant concepts, practices, and tools in an effective project management solution. Aligned with common business practices, Gerard Hill’s method demonstrates how to develop project plans, keep on schedule, manage budgets, maintain areas of responsibility, and evaluate a project’s progress from concept to completion. The text also offers insight for customizing the methodology to meet the unique needs of individual organizations.

Project management has emerged as a professional discipline and is coming into the mainstream just when it appears to be most needed in the business environment. Demonstrating that project management, in many ways, is business management, the author provides an exceptional foundation for creating a fine-tuned project management practice and a relevant business solution for every organization.


"… a rich collection of application tools that readers may readily reference and consider without extensive research and evaluation. … enormously practical and highly useful book-one that offers much to many, one that provides a proven path to project success."

-- Kenneth H. Rose, PMP, Director, Peninsula Center for Project Management in Hampton, VA, USA, and winner of the 2006 PMI David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award

Table of Contents



Introduction—Project Management Process Overview

The Four Phases of the ProjectPRISM™ Methodology

Process Roles and Responsibilities of the ProjectPRISM™ Methodology

Scaling Projects Using the ProjectPRISM™ Methodology

Standard Features of the ProjectPRISM™ Process Guide

Phase 1: Profile Processes

Phase 2: Plan Processes

Phase 3: Perform Processes

Phase 4 Post Phase Processes


Introduction—Project Management Practice Overview

Project Management in the Organization

Project Management Life Cycle

The Professional Project Manager

The Project Management Executive

The Project Management Office (PMO)

Project Initiation

Customer Identification

Opportunity Identification

Project Definition Development

Project Classification Development

Project Selection

Project Screening

Business Case Development

Resource Allocation

Final Project Selection

Project Planning

Project Requirements Examination

Technical Solution Development

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Construction

Project Estimating

Project Cost Estimating

Project Schedule Estimating

Project Resource Utilization Estimating

Project Management Plans

Project Work Plan Development

Primary Project Management Plans Development

Project Support Plans Development

Project Risk Management

Risk Assessment

Risk Response Strategy Preparation

Risk Management Plan Development

Project Tracking and Controlling

Project Performance Analysis

Project Performance Control

Project Change Control

Project Quality and Acceptance Management

Project Quality Planning

Project Quality Management

Project Customer Acceptance

Project Contract Management

Proposal Management

Contract Execution

Contract Administration

Project Staffing Management

Project Staff Structure

Project Staff Management

Project Staff Training and Development

Project Communication Management

Project Knowledge Management

Project Stakeholder Management

Project Communication Implementation

Project Vendor Relationship Management

Vendor Information Management

Vendor Acquisition Management

Vendor Performance Management

Project Customer Relationship Management

Customer Information Management

Customer Participation Management

Customer Satisfaction Management

Project Business Management

Project Charter Development

Project Governance and Oversight

Project Audit Management

Portfolio Management

Project Closeout

Project Lessons Learned Preparation

Project Termination Management

Project Evaluation Administration


Underlying Concepts of Tool Use

User Preparation (Prerequisites) For Tool Use

Using the Methodology Toolkit

Profile Phase Tools

Customer Profile

Project Profile

Staff Profile

Vendor Profile

Business Profile

Management Profile

Plan Phase Tools

Customer Plan

Project Plan

Staff Plan

Vendor Plan

Business Plan

Management Plan

Perform Phase Tools

Customer Performance

Project Performance

Staff Performance

Vendor Performance

Business Performance

Management Performance

Post Phase Tools

Customer Posting

Project Posting

Staff Posting

Vendor Posting

Business Posting

Management Posting

Appendix: Extended Tool Logs

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Project Management
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
COMPUTERS / Software Development & Engineering / General