Need to prepare project
management plans for an information management project and want
practical suggestions to ensure rapid project delivery?
Good project planning is needed to ensure rapid project delivery and
optimal return on information management investment.
If you don’t know where you are going—Any road will get you there!
information management project management plans?
A project plan is a commitment by a project manager to deliver
a project within a specified time frame.
is intended as a contractual document which the business owner and IT
sponsor can use to measure project progress. It describes the
project evaluation process, goals, objectives, activities &
deliverables, a work plan & resource schedule and the project
project management plans important?
Can you imagine trying to build a new house without a work plan?
would happen if electricians showed up to install wiring and the
foundation was not even poured? Or worse, they arrive at the right time
only to find that all the electrical supplies are on back-order. Think
of the delays and cost over-runs that would occur.
implementation plan and project management checklist is
intended to prevent things like this happening.
help deliver projects faster?
Project management plans provides project managers a means of specifying all project
management and leadership will ensure that tasks are
deliverables and project management documentation comply with
standards and best practices, and project
implementation occurs within the planned time frame and budget.
project planning occur?
is the second phase
of a good information management software
development methodology and should be started upon approval of
included in an implementation plan?
- Project objectives
and goals specifies what the project is
intended to achieve—This should be a
re-statement of the objectives and goals described in the business
and responsibilities for all information management jobs
and how project team
management is organized
- The expected level
for each resource together with the cost
and work schedule; and
resources, such as team rooms, specialized software,
licenses, and software
project management tools, etc,
management plan defines the process that will be followed to
identify and resolve project risks;
deliverables that will be
included in formal configuration management, what configuration
management tools will be used and what project management templates are
quality management plan specifies plans
to ensure deliverables comply
standards and best practices, including any review/checkpoints;
plan specifies how quality assurance testing will be
will be responsible for creating test cases, what software test tools
will be required, and how project acceptance will be determined;
- Training plan
specifies the objectives, needs, strategy,
and curriculum that should be addressed to ensure that all stakeholders
receive needed instructions on how to use and maintain the planned
- Requirements management plan and project management scope
how requirements will be
reviewed and approved, what requirements management tools will be
used and how the requirement traceability matrix will be
- Documentation management plan should specify
management document review process and baseline procedures
any other project documentation
create an information management project plan?
scope management specifies the approach for ensuring that the
does not deviate from the project objectives and how “scope creep” will
management projects are data centric and require highly skilled
specialists to provide technical direction and ensure quality
architect should have overall
responsibility for architecture
and design, development, testing and
project implementation including responsibility for project
obtaining appropriate resources and for status reporting to the sponsor
and other external stakeholders.
management projects cannot succeed without strong technical leadership”
Project planning produces project management plans, which are
by the business owner and IT sponsor to measure project progress and
determine when project implementation is a reality.
An experienced data architect should have overall responsibility for
planning and technical project management.