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What are some examples of project work?

What are some examples of project work?
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Every real project goes through five phases: , planning, execution, controlling closing; typically after initiating it will loop between planning, execution and control before hopefully some time entering closing phase. Every activity to support those phases I would count as ‘project work’.


-- understand, hopefully shape proposal
-- write project charter
-- do a product structure breakdown
-- do a work breakdown
-- size (estimate effort) work
-- obtain people and other resources needed
-- schedule work
-- sub-contract, if necessary
-- write communication plan
-- perform risk identification & assessment
-- track status
-- perform status or scrum meetings
-- report to upper management, customer or other stakeholder
-- assess project health in terms of schedule and budget
-- start corrective actions, resolve issues
-- check risks
-- obtain customer sign off
-- conduct Lessons Learned meetings
-- provide final reports
-- release people and other resources

3 blog comments below

This is a flashback to when I was in school. We did a lot of this for our projects. However, hardly any of this is captured in my workplace. We have a bunch of projects but hardly any of this is done and there isn't much time to come up with any of it. I think part of that happens because the projects have already been approved and assigned and we feel like we have to push through them and do them even if it seems like it doesn't make sense. We have projects that have been completed. More policy based in this case. And they're not actively enforced. They were good ideas but it's a bit of a slap in the face when they're not being enforced and it's something that would benefit the department. Like... a change management process... *cough*.
TheGremlyn on Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:02 pm
That assessment looks like it is for an internal project not involving an outside end user or outside contractors.
Also, I see nothing under planning of stakeholder's approval of project and/or budget
standready on Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:15 pm
I must say most of the things are not done neither in the projects I work for. It is amazing how much we learn in classes about project management and how less we put into reality afterwards.

standready, this is a list of examples, not a complete list of activities necessary to run a project. If you want to understand all processes, activities and deliverables for project work I suggest reading the PM Body Of Knowledge (PMBok) from PMI, or any ot the many books about project management out there.
Stakeholder approval of project or budget can be done through a signed-off project charter, which also recognizes the project manager as formal authority to run the project.
Sub-contracting is mentioned above, but involves many activities like identifying work to be out-sourced, sub-contractor gathering and selection, writing Statements Of Work and contracts, signing off sub-contractor deliverables and approving payments. In PMBok there is certainly an own chapter for this about sub-contractor or procurement management.
amagard on Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:02 am

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