Reference Index

Idea Initiation Phase Phase Zero Preliminary Requirements Phase Market Review Phase
Solution Evaluation Solution Decision Configuration and Customisation Implementation Phase Handover Phase
           
        Business Process Phase       Project Closure Phase

Idea Initiation

Initiating a Project White Paper that talks about the initiation of a project
Why do I need a Project Manager? White paper on why you need a project manager, and the dangers of trying to undertake a project without one. Talks about what a PM will do in the project.
Article on WBS An overview of Work Breakdown Structure and how it relates to the activities in a schedule

Phase Zero

Determining the scope A white paper on determining the scope of a project. Provides a checklist of things to consider.
Scope Management User Guide A white paper on identifying and managing scope in a project
Resource Planning for Projects A white paper on issues around resourcing a project.
Vision, Business Problem, Outcome and all that stuff A white paper on how to align a project with the organisation. Starts at the corporate vision and links it to a project
Scope Tips Tips in defining the scope of the project
When does a Project Start A white paper that covers how an idea morphs into a project
Starting a Project White paper on the sorts of topics that should be covered in the interview.
Role of a Facilitator White paper on facilitation. Focuses specifically on JAD but is relevant to interviewing
Interviewing Techniques White paper on how to carry out an interview
Interview Tips A document that will assist develop your interview techniques
Key Stakeholders This white paper talks about mapping key stakeholders enthusiasm for the project against their importance to the project
Phase Zero Interview Questions A checklist of generic topics that may need to be covered in an interview
Vision, Business Problem, Outcome and all that stuff A white paper on how to align a project with the organisation. Starts at the corporate vision and links it to a project

Project Planning

Initiating a Project White Paper that talks about the initiation of a project
Project Kick Off Checklist A checklist of things that should be in place before the project begins.
Why do I need a Project Manager? White paper on why you need a project manager, and the dangers of trying to undertake a project without one. Talks about what a PM will do in the project.
Resourcing a project White paper on how to go about resourcing a project
Estimating Software Projects Useful article on different approaches to estimating a software project. Also check out author's web site
Creative Project Accounting A white paper providing some innovative ways to manage the costs.
Project Budgets and Expenditure How to go about setting up a project budget including a chart of accounts
Change Management Presentation This is an approximately 80 slide Power Point presentation on change management presented to the Australian Computer Society.
Building a Quality Culture White paper on improving the quality control in your organisation
Creating a Quality Plan White paper on how to produce a quality plan
Negotiating Skills Excellent and lengthy article on negotiating sourced from GetAhead who are a training organisation
Risk Assessment User Guide A comprehensive document that identifies how to carry out a risk assessment.
Basics of Risk Management A white paper that talks about some of the issues with setting up and managing project budgets
Initiating a Project White Paper that talks about the initiation of a project
Risk Assessment User Guide A comprehensive document that identifies how to carry out a risk assessment.
Basics of Risk Management A white paper that talks about some of the issues with setting up and managing project budgets
Setting up a budget and managing project expenditure White paper on managing the financial aspects of a project
Cost Management User Guide Whilst this is primarily focused on expenditure, there are some points that are useful in deciding how the budget will be set up and managed
Scope Management User Guide Document outlining how scope is set, and variations managed. The latter section is relevant to this activity.
Scope Change Management A white paper that discusses why changes occur, and how to manage them.
Managing Scope A white paper providing some tips for managing scope.
Bringing Order to Magnitude Useful web link on the range of estimation
Benefit Management User Guide Instructions on how to gather and manage benefits
Identify Benefits White paper on identifying benefits in a project.
Quality Management User Guide Complete guide to quality activities on a project.
Project Quality Plan A white paper on quality planning in projects
Readiness Assessment A document that lists the things that should be in place when we move from planning to starting work in the project.
Setting up a basic Microsoft Project Plan Guidelines for setting up an managing a schedule
Communications Plan User Guide Full details on how to produce a communications plan.
Creating a Communication Plan A white paper on planning communications in a project
New techniques in project communication White paper on using new technologies in project communication
Change Management Case Study White paper outlining a case study of change management in a bank.
Article on WBS An overview of Work Breakdown Structure and how it relates to the activities in a schedule

Preliminary Requirements

Reducing time spent on Requirements White paper on how to spend less time on gathering requirements.
Facilitation User Guide In this phase there will be a number of workshops. This is a guide as to how you can facilitate a workshop.
Business Process Modeling White paper on BPM and how it fits with software design.
Data Modeling User Guide Instructions on how to carry out a data Modeling workshop and how to record information.
Functional Decomposition User Guide Description of a functional decomposition including an example. Instructions for carrying out a functional decomposition.
Determining the scope A white paper on determining the scope of a project. Provides a checklist of things to consider.
Functional Decomposition User Guide Description of a functional decomposition including an example. Instructions for carrying out a functional decomposition.
Data Modeling User Guide Instructions on how to carry out a data Modeling workshop and how to record information.

Market Review

Vendor Tricks White paper on some of the techniques used by vendors during the purchase process.
Software Purchase Process A white paper on how to manage the Vendor during a purchase cycle

Solution Evaluation

Software Pricing A white paper on how pricing can be structured

Solution Decision

Business Evaluation User Guide How to undertake the evaluation and record results
Reference Checklist Questions to ask during a reference check
Implementation Checklist Typical activities that need to be undertaken at implementation.
Solution Options User Guide Guide for listing the options for selection of the most appropriate solution.
Infrastructure Checklist List of things to consider for infrastructure
Negotiation User Guide Guide to undertaking negotiations
Negotiating Skills A document on techniques for negotiation
Vendor Pricing A white paper on how vendors can structure pricing.
Business Evaluation User Guide Instructions on undertaking a Functional Evaluation
Technical Evaluation User Guide Instructions on undertaking a Technical Evaluation

Configuration and Customisation

Testing Checklist Some of the things to be tested in various forms of testing.
Test User Guide A comprehensive document regarding testing
Developing a Test Strategy A white paper that explains the value and process of a test strategy
Developing a Test Plan A white paper that explains how to go about creating a test plan.
Getting Buy-in from the Business A White Paper that discusses how you get the business to take ownership of a project.
Managing the Project Sponsor White Paper on how to go about getting the support of the Sponsor.
Implementation Checklist A checklist of activities. Whilst it is not an absolutely complete list, it covers most normal activities.

Business Process Implementation

Business Process Modeling Overview Overview of BPM and examples of a model
Holocentric Resources for BPM including white papers and links
Holocentric Model Example An example of a model produced in the Holocentric Modeling Tool

Implementation

ERP Implementation Some comments from people who have implemented an ERP system. Outlines the lessons they learned along the way.
Implementation Checklist Checklist of activities for an implementation
Readiness Checklist - Go Live A checklist of things to review before you go live.

Handover

Readiness Assessments How to set up a readiness assessment and some examples.

Project Closure

Learning from our Mistakes Value in carrying out a PIR and learning lessons from a project.
PIR User Guide Instructions and hints to help you set up your PIR
Typical PIR Questions A checklist of questions that might be applicable to your PIR

Common

Project Kick Off Checklist A checklist of things that should be in place before the project begins.
Scope Creep Management How to manage changes to scope.

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