Project Contexts

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Project Contexts by Mind Map: Project Contexts

1. "Mai" (Key Customer Persona)

1.1. What s/he thinks, feels values

1.1.1. thinks

1.1.2. feels

1.1.3. values

1.2. What s/he sees, hears, does

1.2.1. sees

1.2.2. hears

1.2.3. does

2. Selection of Project(s)

2.1. Considerations

2.1.1. Organization Vision and Strategic Objectives

2.1.2. Macro/competitive analysis (e.g. SWOT)

2.1.3. Project Ideas 1 > n ("scope")

2.1.4. Organization's (Measurable) Objectives/Expectations re Project

2.1.4.1. Metrics/KPI

2.2. Assumptions

2.2.1. Timeframe

2.2.2. Investment

2.2.3. Business Context

2.2.4. Risk

2.3. Analysis of Project Ideas 1-n

2.4. Ranking of project ideas

3. Project Lifecycle

3.1. Phase 1 Deliverable

3.2. Phase 2

3.3. Phase 3

3.4. Phase 4

3.5. DM Example

4. Venture Organization

4.1. S

4.2. W

4.3. T

4.4. O

5. Functional Context

5.1. Interface 1

5.1.1. Stakeholder Category a

5.2. Interface/System 2

5.2.1. Stakeholder Category b

5.3. Stakeholder Category d

5.4. DM Example

6. Project Community

6.1. Why

6.2. Where

6.3. Do What

6.4. Who is having

6.5. Who

6.6. For Whom

7. Stakeholders

7.1. Owners

7.2. Doers

7.3. Customers/Audiences

8. Project Charter

8.1. Who is having

8.1.1. Sponsor(s)

8.1.2. Change Control Authority

8.2. Who

8.2.1. Project Manager

8.2.2. Functional Organizaitons

8.3. Do What

8.3.1. Scope

8.3.2. Milestone Schedule

8.4. For Whom

8.4.1. Clients

8.4.2. Audiences ("External" Stakeholders)

8.5. Where

8.5.1. Agreed on Risks and Assumptions

8.5.2. Budget

8.6. Why

8.6.1. Client Project Purpose

8.6.2. Performing Organization Project Purpose

8.6.3. Business Objectives, Success Metrics

9. These models are artefacts, that is, PM Work Products Accumulating Project Organization Knowledge of and for the organization.

10. Initial "lightweight" conceptual models of the project organization - as a system of human activities - are useful for the project manager to make - at the "big bang moment" - in order to accumulate the knowledge that doing "ABC" surfaces.

11. The "business case" for the project is usefully based on models of business context. These are often made and used to inform project selection before the PM is assigned.

11.1. DM Case

12. Work Products Based on Charter (in Waterfall and Many Hybrid Methodology Projects)

12.1. Models

12.1.1. Risk Register

12.1.1.1. External

12.1.1.2. Client

12.1.1.3. IT

12.1.1.4. Project Management

12.1.1.5. Organization

12.1.2. Requirements

12.1.2.1. WBS

12.1.2.1.1. Major Deliverable (MD) 1

12.1.2.1.2. Major Deliverable (MD) 2

12.1.3. Stakehlder Register

12.2. Plans

12.2.1. Project Schedule