About this short course
This module kicks off with a discussion around the Corporate Strategy Phases which include Vision, Corporate Requirements and the Business Case. These represent the purpose and aims of the company as outlined by the company executives and come before the Project Phases in the Project Life Cycle, preceding project initiation and any involvement of the project manager. The project manager is usually not directly involved in the development of these phases but must know about these corporate documents as they will support the project charter and project objectives. Next up in this module we look at what the considerations are for scoping a project and determining the project success criteria.
When scoping a project, we define all the work that must be done to bring into being the project deliverables, assure the sponsor that the work and deliverables fulfil the requirements and acceptance criteria, and achieve the project objective.
When determining project success criteria, we describe what project success looks like so that once it has been achieved, it can be recognised.
Following on from the Corporate Strategy Phases, we look at the feasibility study which is the initial stage of any project. It brings together the elements of knowledge that indicate if a project is feasible or not. The importance of a feasibility study is based on the desire to “get it right” before committing resources, time, or budget to a project. Once the project has been approved and deemed feasible, the project enters the definition phase. In this phase, the requirements of the project are determined as clearly and as completely as possible in order to identify the expectations that all involved parties have for the project result. Finally, this module looks at the Execution and Project Commissioning and Handover Phases of a project.
The Project Execution Phase can be divided into two parts:
The Project Build-Method which explains how to manufacture, construct, or perform the project.
The Project Execution Strategy which determines who will execute the project.
Project Commissioning is the phase where the actual work is done and where a project is compared to the planned or required condition. Once the project’s deliverables have been commissioned, approved, and accepted, the project can be handed over to
You will learn about:
- The Corporate Strategy Phases
- Project Feasibility, Scope and Success Criteria
- Designing and Planning the Project
- Executing, Commissioning and Handing over a Project