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Fast path process tool for small projects (80 to 1000hrs)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000011566D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Mar-05
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Mar-05
Document File: 3 page(s) / 156K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Actually no simple tool exists to allow easy project management for small project. Project manager is in trouble to control and manage it team work. Following solution answer all problems previously described.

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Fast path process tool for small projects (80 to 1000hrs)

1. Introduction

Usually Project control book is composed of few different documents which requires time for Project manager to create, validate and register. For small projects Project Manager has not enough time to manage project and to do so many documents required by Project Management discipline to insure work well controlled and done in time, quality and cost -Time consumed for approval cycles is a barrier on Project Management efficiency. Actually no simple tool exists to allow easy project management for small project. Project manager is in trouble to control and manage it team work. Following solution answer all problems previously described.

2. Fast Path Project tool (FPP) a novel contribution

2.1. FPP Concept

  Disclosed FPP is a tool using the following efficient quality concept : to compute ,with evolving chapters ,all the previous named records in a data base (Plans , project status reports called Fast Tracking Reports and lessons learned to improve Project maturity of organisation) required during the project life cycle from customer requirements until closure.

  It is an efficient. and easy way to control and lead small projects (from 80h to 1000h effort size) to insure customer satisfaction and cost control.

  Now it is used in IT type of work but tool concept, program and data base does not exclude other type of professional sectors because all General Project Management knowledge areas has been included in.

2.2. FPP Process

  Project manager has just to follow predefined chapter content provided by FPP program to help questioning him self with all required Project management discipline. This solution require limited approval cycles adjust to business mandatories ones (3 only) falls lack of Project manager efficiency.

  Process and procedure is composed of 4 chapters computed in FPP program offering fields to record data in FPP data base.

  All part of chapter which require periodic review of actual are identified in the chapter name and field allow Project manager to get reference and compute actual for Fast Tracking Report (FTR).

  Following picture shows the process applied to use this tool (computed electronic document from FPP program using FPP database which cover each chapter by field to complete) :

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CO NCEPT:

O ne D ocum en t coverin g P lan, P C B ,Trackin g & reporting, C han ges,TH E N P C R

C hapter 1 -> R equ irem ents

  Version 3 -> Tracking part of all project plan & S O W tables

  Version 3 -> Tracking part of all project plan & SO W tables

   FTR -> Trackin g p a r t o f a ll p roject p lan during

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C ustom er S at Survey

  C hap ter 2 -> S im p lifie d Project Plan

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Steps to follow to use this tool are : As soon as a customer defines a need...