Project Management Areas – Key Areas

List of key areas OR things to know under each Project Management sub category

  • Project Selection
    • Benefits Cost Ratio
    • Delphi Technique
    • Analogous Estimation
    • Parametric Estimation
    • Top down estimation
    • Bottom up Estimation
    • Expert judgement
    • Murder board
    • Internal rate of return (IRR)
  • Project Charter
    • Created by Project Sponsor
    • Project Manager authority
    • Project Manager
    • Project SOW
    • Summary budget
    • High-level objectives
    • High-level benefits
    • High-level Risks
  • Project Manager/Organization
    • Projectized
    • Strong Matrix
    • Week Matrix
    • Functional
    • Project Coordinator
    • General Management Skills
    • Personal skills
    • Conflict Management
    • Role, Responsibility, Accountability
    • Strong Matrix
  • Project Management Plan
    • Combination of all subsidiary project plans and performance measurement baseline documentation
  • Scope Baseline
    • Scope statement
    • WBS
    • WBS Dictionary
  • Integrated Change Control
    • Project Management Information Systems
    • Integrated Change Control
    • Configuration Management System
    • Change control board
    • Change approvals – Manual only
  • Control Project
    • Work performance data
    • Work performance reports
    • Earned Value Management
    • Run Chart
    • Control Chart
    • Pareto Analysis
  • Scheduling
    • Project Network Diagrams
    • PND, AON
    • Task relationships
    • Critical Path
    • Critical Chain
    • Float
    • Total Float
    • Lead
    • Lag
    • Early Start
    • Early Finish
    • Late Start
    • Late Finish
  • Risk
    • Identify Risks
    • Qualitative Risk Analysis
    • Quantitative Risk Analysis
    • Monte Carlo Technique
    • Risk – Acceptance
    • Risk – Mitigation
    • Risk – Avoid
    • Risk – Transfer
    • Risk – Exploit
    • Risk – Enhance
    • Negative Risk
    • Positive Risk
    • Contingency Fund
    • Risk Trigger
    • Residual Risk
    • Pure Risk
    • Secondary Risk
    • Utility Function
  • Human Resource Theories
    • Maslows Hierarchy of Needs
    • Ouchis theory Z
    • Herzbergs theory of motivation
    • McGregors X and Y
    • McClellands Theory of Needs
    • Vrooms Expetancy theory
    • Halo effect
    • Parkinsons Law
  • Quality Management
    • Low Grade is OK but not Low Quality
    • Gold Plating
    • Scope Creep
    • Quality Assurance – Prevention Driven
    • Quality Control – Inspection Driven
    • Bench marking
    • Statistical sampling
    • Design of Experiments
  • Communication
    • 90 % of PM time is spent on communication
    • Communication channels
    • N(N-1)/2 formula
    • 55% of communication is Non-verbal
  • Earned Value Management
    • Planned Value (PV) % planned completion
    • Earned Value (EV)   % complete X BAC
    • Cost Variance (CV) EV-AC
    • Schedule Variance (SV) EV-PV
    • Cost Performance Index (CPI) EV/AC
    • Schedule Performance Index (SPI) EV/PV
    • Estimate at Completion (EAC) BAC/CPI
    • Estimate to Completion (EAC) EAC-AC
  • Stakeholder Management
    • Identify stakeholders
    • Stakeholder Register
    • Stakeholder Management Strategy
    • Negative
    • Positive
    • Power/Interest – Power and Interest
    • Power/Influence – Power and Influence
    • Influence/Impact – Influence and Impact
    • Salience Model – Power, Urgency, Legitimacy
  • Procurements
    • Make or Buy Analysis
    • Conduct Procurements
    • Bidder conference
    • Contract
    • Agreement
    • Legal binding
    • No incentives in contracts
    • Request for Purpose – RFP
    • Request for Quote – RFQ
    • Purchase Order – PO
    • Letter of Intent – LOI
    • Contract types
  • Cost
    • Direct Costs
    • Indirect Costs
    • Variable Costs
    • Opportunity Costs
    • Sunk Costs
  • Project Closure
    • Receive Scope Validation
    • Receive Customer Acceptance
    • Administrative Closure