Project Management 101

Governance

Strategic management is a vital part of governance; projects and operations are the core concerns of a strategy.

Information Security Governance
Information Security Governance

Strategy

An organizational strategy typically comprises a portfolio of initiatives to achieve long-term goals and fulfill the vision and mission.

PMI OPM Strategy Execution Framework
PMI OPM Strategy Execution Framework

Strategic Portfolios

A project may be managed in three separate scenarios: as a stand-alone project (outside of a portfolio or program), within a program, or within a portfolio. (PMBOK 6th)

Strategic Portfolios
Strategic Portfolios

Business Case

  • A business case evaluates initiatives as alternatives in terms of feasibility, costs, and benefits.
  • An approved business case that justifies an initiative will turn it into a project sponsored by the project sponsor and managed by a project manager.
Business Case
Business Case

Project Life Cycle

A project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result.

A project life cycle is the series of phases that a project passes through from its start to its completion. The phases may be sequential, iterative, or overlapping. Project life cycles can be predictive or adaptive.

Source: PMBOK 6th

Project Life Cycle
Project Life Cycle (Source: PMBOK)

Development Life Cycle

Within a project life cycle, there are generally one or more phases that are associated with the development of the product, service, or result. These are called a development life cycle. Development life cycles can be predictive, iterative, incremental, adaptive, or a hybrid model.

Source: PMBOK 6th

SDLC: System or Software?
SDLC: System or Software?

Engineering Projects

Engineering is the process of applying knowledge and skills to understand and manage stakeholders’ requirements, propose and implement a solution to address those requirements, and utilize and support that solution to create value persistently until its retirement.

In other words, engineering is project-based; it’s also a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result. The results of engineering projects are transferred to daily operations. A project is a one-time investment, while operations are sustainable activities that create and deliver value persistently.

ISO 15288 - System Life Cycle Processes
ISO 15288 – System Life Cycle Processes

Security engineering is a specialty discipline of engineering that focuses on addressing security concerns.

NIST SDLC and Security Engineering
NIST SDLC and Security Engineering (Source: NIST SP 800-64 R2)

Agile Mindset

Agile is a mindset that focuses on frequently creating and delivering values with a collection of predefined principles and proven practices.

Agile Mindset (PMI ACP)
Agile Mindset (PMI ACP)

Management

What Is Management?
What Is Management?

Project Management

Project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements.

Project management enables organizations to execute projects effectively and efficiently.

Source: PMBOK 6th

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