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					                                                                    IT Project Management Guidelines
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                                                                       2. Overall guidelines


         IT Projects
1. Feasibility Study         Were you just handed the assignment of managing an IT project? In general, this
2. Management guidelines     means that you will be responsible for planning, organizing, and tracking project
3. Definition Template
4. Plan: summary of phases   tasks; and identifying and scheduling resources to accomplish these tasks. Don't
5. Terms of Reference        despair! This document will help you throughout the project cycle by providing
6. Benefits & Costs
        Analysis             guidance on how to organize and manage efficiently your project.
7. Quality Assurance Plan
8. Risk Analysis

                             Though managing a project can involve many different steps and processes
                             depending on the size and focus of the project, there are usually just four basic steps
                             in project management:
                                   Define the Project       Plan the Project                          Manage the Work
                                              Close the Project

                             Would you like help from a consultant? I am available to help facilitate project
                             management, communication, and coordination by providing advice and resources.

                             Please contact me to schedule a consultation.


                                                                                   Contents

                             1  Define the Project ............................................................................................ Error! Bookmark
                              1.1 Client Project Meeting ............................................................................... Error! Bookmark
                              1.2 Project Definition ....................................................................................... Error! Bookmark
                              1.3 Project Approach (also known as a 'Project Life Cycle') ........................... Error! Bookmark
                             2 Plan the Project: .............................................................................................. Error! Bookmark
                              2.1 Project Team Kick-Off Meeting................................................................. Error! Bookmark
                              2.2 Project Task List......................................................................................... Error! Bookmark
                              2.3 Resource Assessment ................................................................................. Error! Bookmark
                              2.4 Schedule ................................................................................................... Error! Bookmark n
                              2.5 Communication Plan ................................................................................ Error! Bookmark n
                              2.6 Client Kick-Off Meeting .......................................................................... Error! Bookmark n
                             3 Manage the Work .......................................................................................... Error! Bookmark n
                              3.1 Project Team Status Meetings .................................................................. Error! Bookmark n
                              3.2 Project Status Reports .............................................................................. Error! Bookmark n
                              3.3 Client Status Meetings ............................................................................. Error! Bookmark n
                             4 Close the Project ............................................................................................ Error! Bookmark n
                              4.1 Project Close Out Checklist ..................................................................... Error! Bookmark n
                              4.2 Client Wrap up Meeting ........................................................................... Error! Bookmark n
                              4.3 Project Team Wrap Up Meeting .............................................................. Error! Bookmark n
                              4.4 Project Closure Report ............................................................................. Error! Bookmark n
                              4.5 Team Party/Recognition ........................................................................... Error! Bookmark n




G. Niquille                                                               Page 1                                                  5/27/2010
IT Project Management Guidelines