Project Management for IT professionals includes planning, scheduling, monitoring, and controlling, and reporting on information system development.
Wendy Lee, manager of college services at Mountain View Colleges wants a new information system that will improve efficiency and costume service at the three college bookstores.
Description of the Process
Project planning, Gantt Charts, PERT/CPM Charts, Microsoft Project and Open Workbench software, project monitoring, and risk management techniques.
Important terms and Concepts
What Does Project Manager Do?
Whether a project involves a new office building or an information system, good leadership is essential. In systems project, the project manager, or project leader, usually is a senior systems analyst or ...view middle of the document...
The distinction between the two methods has disappeared over time, and today the technique is called either PERT, CPM, or PERT/CPM.
Maintaining a Schedule
A project schedule can be challenging, and most projects run into at least some problems or delays. By monitoring and controlling the work, the project manager tries to anticipate problems, avoid them or minimize their impact, identify potential solutions, and select the best way to solve the problem.
Project Status Meetings
Project managers schedule regular meetings to update status, issues, problems and opportunities. Although meetings can be time consuming, most project managers believe they are worth the effort.
Project Status Reports
A project manager must report regularly to his or her immediate supervisor, upper manager, and users. Although a progress report might be given verbally to an immediate supervisor, reports to management and users usually are written.
Risk management is the process of identifying, analyzing, anticipating, and monitoring risks to minimize their impact on the project.
Both Charts has a various types of information either they are not the same. Like Gantt Chart automatically performs a calculations, detects task patterns. Nor PERT/CPM Chart it identifies all the project tasks and estimate how much time each performed.
How Gantt chart Develop?
Gantt chart was developed almost 100 years ago by Henry L. Gantt. His goal was to design a chart that could show planned and actual progress on a project.
How PERT/CPM Chart Developed?
The Program Evaluation Review Technique was developed by the U.S Navy to manage very complex projects, such as the construction of nuclear submarines. At approximately the same time, the Critical Path Method was developed by private industry to meet similar project management needs.