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Project management

Project management
The objective of project management is to produce a complete project which complies with the client's objectives. In many cases the objective of project management is also to shape or reform the client's brief to feasibly address the client's objectives. Once the client's objectives are clearly established they should influence all decisions made by other people involved in the project – for example project managers, designers, contractors and sub-contractors. Ill-defined or too tightly prescribed project management objectives are detrimental to decision making. History[edit] Henry Gantt (1861–1919), the father of planning and control techniques PERT and CPM are very similar in their approach but still present some differences. In 1969, the Project Management Institute (PMI) was formed in the USA.[15] PMI publishes A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), which describes project management practices that are common to "most projects, most of the time."

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A Brief History of Project Management By Duncan Haughey, PMP | 2 Jan 2010 | updated 21 Apr 2013 In this history of project management, I chart all the major developments and events in the discipline as far back as there are records. Although there has been some form of project management since early civilisation, project management in the modern sense began in the 1950s.

Agile software development Agile management or agile project management is an iterative and incremental method of managing the design and build activities for engineering, information technology, and new product or service development projects in a highly flexible and interactive manner, for example agile software development. It requires capable individuals from the relevant business, with supplier and customer input.[citation needed] There are also links to lean techniques, Kanban (かんばん(看板)?) and Six Sigma.[1] Agile techniques are best used in small-scale projects or on elements of a wider program of work, or on projects that are too complex for the customer to understand and specify before testing prototypes.[2]

Workflow A workflow management system (WfMS) is a software system for the set-up, performance and monitoring of a defined sequence of tasks, arranged as a workflow.[1] International Standards[edit] There are several international standards-setting bodies in the field of workflow management: Workflow Management Coalition[2]World Wide Web Consortium[3]Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards[4] The underlying theoretical basis of workflow management is the mathematical concept of a Petri net.[5] Kickoff meeting The Kickoff Meeting is the first meeting with the project team and the client of the project. This meeting would follow definition of the base elements for the project and other project planning activities. This meeting introduces the members of the project team and the client and provides the opportunity to discuss the role of each team member. Other base elements in the project that involve the client may also be discussed at this meeting (schedule, status reporting, etc.). The basic format of a kickoff meeting includes the roles of and contributions from the stakeholders.

Timeline of project management Timeline of project management - there is a general understanding that the history of modern project management started around 1950. Until 1900, projects were generally managed by creative architects and engineers themselves, among those, for example, Christopher Wren, Thomas Telford and Isambard Kingdom Brunel.[1] Early civilizations[edit] 2570 BC Great pyramid of Giza completed.

PRINCE2 PRINCE2 (an acronym for PRojects IN a Controlled Environment, version 2) is a project management methodology. The methodology encompasses the high level management, control and organisation of a project, but not lower level activities such as scheduling. PRINCE2 is also used to refer to the training and accreditation of authorised practitioners of the methodology who must undertake accredited qualifications to obtain certification. Social bookmarking Common features[edit] In a social bookmarking system, users save links to web pages that they want to remember and/or share. These bookmarks are usually public, and can be saved privately, shared only with specified people or groups, shared only inside certain networks, or another combination of public and private domains. The allowed people can usually view these bookmarks chronologically, by category or tags, or via a search engine. Many social bookmarking services provide web feeds for their lists of bookmarks, including lists organized by tags.

How to Start a Project: On Your Marks, Get Set, Go October 25, 2008 | Author: PM Hut | Filed under: Communications Management, Project Management Best Practices How to Start a Project: On Your Marks, Get Set, Go By Carlos Urrutia After spending several years managing project managers for various technology organizations, I always get amazed to find out that many project managers struggle on how to get a project started. They are assigned a new project, and for many weeks and sometimes months they don’t know what to do to move their project forward, and little or nothing gets done during that time. The Ur and Harran Latitudes, and Göbekli Tepe NEWS: "... latitude at Harran equals 3/4 atan and at Ur 3/5 atan ..." 2008.04.25 - When is a "moon temple" an observatory? Recent press reports called my attention to Göbekli Tepe in Turkey (Göbekli Tepe - An Introduction). A flurry of news and media has followed the Jan. 18 Göbekli Tepe article in Science, 319:5861. Location = 37.224 N., 38.922 E.

V-Model The V-model of the Systems Engineering Process.[1] The V-Model is a term applied to a range of models, from a conceptual model designed to produce a simplified understanding of the complexity associated with systems development to detailed, rigorous development lifecycle models and project management models. There are several radically different forms of the V-Model, and this creates considerable confusion. The V-Model falls into three broad categories.[2] Firstly there is the German V-Model "Das V-Modell", the official project management methodology of the German government. It is roughly equivalent to PRINCE2, but more directly relevant to software development.[3]

Social software Social software Or Web 2.0 applications, also known as social apps, include communication tools and interactive tools often based on the Internet. Communication tools typically handle the capturing, storing and presentation of communication, usually written but increasingly including audio and video as well. Interactive tools handle mediated interactions between a pair or group of users. Responsibility assignment matrix RACI is an acronym derived from the four key responsibilities most typically used: Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, and Informed.[6] Key responsibility roles (RACI model )[edit] R=Responsible, A=Accountable, C=Consulted, I=Informed Responsible (also Recommender) Those who do the work to achieve the task.[7] There is at least one role with a participation type of responsible, although others can be delegated to assist in the work required (see also RASCI below for separately identifying those who participate in a supporting role).

Göbekli Tepe: 12,000 Years Old Temple The site is currently undergoing excavation by German and Turkish archaeologists. II. Dating the temple Circles of limestone columns weighing from 7 to 15 tons or more have been excavated in Göbekli Tepe, Turkey, about 6 miles northeast of Urfa.

Project management is a body of knowledge comprising methods, processes, tools, techniques and skills that help to manage, predict and control the outcomes of a project. Project management is a core competence and a transferable life skill. by raviii Jun 10