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APPENDIX C

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to initiate the project and identify the higher level of information needed for the project management plan based on the information provided from the Statement Of Work (SOW) document or any other equivalent documentation from the pre-sales phase. In this phase, the standards by which project’s work products are to be developed will be identified, the Life Cycle Model (LCM) for software development and the tools to be used on the project will be identified also.

Definitions

No

Term

Definition

1

Statement Of Work (SOW)

(or Project Initiation Documents)

SOW, or any substitution documents, should contain at least information about the project description, objectives and scope, project contacts, assumptions, project deliverable(s), initial estimated effort and cost. Also initial project resources, project technology and tools, initial estimated expenses, customer supplied products/services, acceptance criteria, dependency and constraint, and payment schedule and references

2

Life Cycle Model (LCM)

A software Life Cycle Model is a description of the sequence of activities carried out in a software project, and the relative order of these activities.

3

Request For Proposal (RFP)

Publication of a request for information related to any required product, by a prospective purchaser.

4

Project Management Plan (PMP)

A document that contains all details of project planning related items

Entry Criteria (AND)

No

Criteria

Exit Criteria Of

1

Project Manager assignment announced

Company specific phase (can be pre-sales)

2

Project ID identified

Company specific phase (can be pre-sales)

Inputs

No

Input

Coming from/Output Of

1

Request For Proposal (RFP)

Pre-Sales Phase

2

Proposal (and Pre-Sales Documents)

Pre-Sales Phase

3

Contract

Pre-Sales Phase

4

Project Manager’s Assignment Letter

Company Specific Phase (This letter is depend on the organizational hierarchy and business methodology.)

5

Statement Of Work (SOW)

(or Project Initiation Documents)

Pre-Sales Phase

Activities

No

Activity

Responsible

Input

Output

Temp/Form

1

Analyze SOW or project initiation documents and contract, proposal form the sales department to understand the project.

PM

RFP, Proposal, SOW, Contract (and Pre-Sales Documents)

Understood Project

 

2

Identify the project purpose and scope.

PM

All Procedure Inputs

Identified Purpose and Scope

RITS_PM_ Project_ Management_ Plan_ Template

3

Identify project goals and objectives.

PM

All Procedure Inputs

Identified Goals and Objectives

RITS_PM_ Project_ Management_ Plan_ Template

4

Determine project assumptions.

PM

All Procedure Inputs

Identified Assumptions

RITS_PM_ Project_ Management_ Plan_ Template

5

Determine the target environment.

PM

All Procedure Inputs

Identified Target Environment

RITS_PM_ Project_ Management_ Plan_ Template

6

Identify project’s work products.

PM

All Procedure Inputs

Identified Work Products

RITS_PM_ Project_ Management_ Plan_ Template

7

Identify projects and products standards such as process standards, standard templates and development standards.

 

PM and TL

All Procedure Inputs

Identified Standards

RITS_PM_ Project_ Management_ Plan_ Template

8

Analyze project parameter and select LCM and defining the high level WBS (Work Break Down Structure ) including project management activities

PM and TL

Identified Parameters Form All Previous Activities

Identified Life Cycle Model

RITS_PM_ Project_ Management_ Plan_ Template

9

Identify the support tools for each life cycle phase

PM and TL

Identified Life Cycle Model

Identified Tools

RITS_PM_ Project_ Management_ Plan_ Template

10

Call the configuration management procedure for establishing the CM environment (RITS_CM_ Establishing_CM_Environment_ Procedure) to store the outputs and add the outputs.

PM

Partial PMP

Stored Partial PMP

 

11

Collect measurements as per the identified metrics below.

PM

Stored Partial PMP

Measurements

 

12

Monitor the progress.

PM

Measurements

Deviations

 

 

Approve the outputs of the procedure.

SM

Partial PMP

Approved Partial PMP

 

Outputs

No

Output

Going To/Input Of

1

Approved Partial PMP

RITS_PD_Requirements_Planning_Procedure

RITS_PM_Estimatation_Procedure

RITS_PD_Planning_Procedure

RITS_PR_Planning_Procedure

RITS_QA_Planning_Procedure

RITS_CM_Planning_Procedure

Exit Criteria

No

Criteria

Entry Criteria Of

1

Partial PMP Approval

RITS_PD_Requirements_Planning_Procedure

Metrics

These measures can be useful to support the process enactment, or future enactments.

·         Actual versus planned time and effort

Subjects for Review

·         None

Records

·         None

Configurable Items

·         Project Management Plan (PMP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quality Management System (QMS)