Primavera Concepts

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Introduction to primavera 6 terms
* Project Charter
* Statement of the scope, schedule, budget, objectives and participants(Team Members – Roles and Responsibilities), risks, procedures, client approvals in a project. * The purpose of the project charter is to document:

* Reasons for undertaking the project
* Objectives and constraints of the project
* Identities of the main stakeholders
* In-scope and out-of-scope items
* High level risk management plan
* Communication plan
* Target project benefits
* High level budget and spending authority
* Scope
* Project Scope "The work that needs to be accomplished to deliver a product, service, or result with the specified features and functions."  * Product Scope "The features and functions that characterize a product, service, or result."  * EEF:

* used as an input for almost every planning processes.  * Enterprise environmental factors refer to both internal and external factors that surround or influence a project’s success.  * Enterprise environmental factors refer to both internal and external factors that surround or influence a project’s success.  * Eg

* Organizational culture, processes, and infra-structure * Product standards (as a project manager you should know this obviously) * Quality standards – important one to know

* Government standards
* Market standards and conditions
* Codes of conduct
* Staffing guidelines
* Reviews and training records
* Work authorization systems
* Political unrest
* Organizational communication channels
* Risk databases
* Project management information systems (PMIS) – Automation tools like schedule tool

* OPA:
* Many organizations may have set certain process assets as a standard for a specific work unit or operation to be performed, and those process assets could be part of Organizational Process Assets * Organizational Process Assets may include but not limited to all the documents, templates, policies, procedures, plans, guidelines, lesson learned, historical data and information, earned value, estimating, risk etc. * Organizational Process Assets would include virtually anything the organization has acquired that you can use in the management of the project. * eg

* Standardized guidelines
* Proposal evaluation criteria
* Work breakdown structure templates
* Project schedule network diagram templates
* Risk templates
* Organizational standard processes
* Project closure guidelines
* Defect management processes
* Lessons learned and historical databases
* Change control procedures
* Financial control procedures
* Project files

* Baseline:
* Baseline

The project baseline is defined as the approved plan for the cost, schedule, and scope of the project. The project performance is measured against this baseline. The project baseline is also referred to in terms of its components:  1. cost baseline

2. schedule baseline and 
3. scope baseline. 

How would you know how your project is performing? You compare the performance against the baseline. Approved changes in cost, schedule, and scope will also change the baseline. * Definitions:

• Enterprise environmental factors - Factors internal or external to the performing organization that can influence the project’s success, such as the organization’s culture, infrastructure, existing skill set, market conditions, and project management software. These are input to both the project charter and the preliminary project scope statement. • Knowledge area - A knowledge area in project management is defined by its knowledge requirements related to managing a specific aspect of a project,...
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