Project Phases

A project typically goes through the following phases:

  1. Initiating
  2. Planning
  3. Executing
  4. Monitoring & Controlling
  5. Closing

Initiating consists of:

  1. Selecting project manager
  2. Divide large project into phases
  3. Understand the business case

Planning consist of:

  1. Determine detailed requirements
  2. Create project scope
  3. Determine team
  4. Estimate time and cost
  5. Develop schedule

Executing consist of:

  1. Produce product deliverables
  2. Perform quality assurance
  3. Manage people
  4. Give recognition and rewards
  5. Communication

Monitoring & Controlling consists of:

  1. Change control
  2. Create forecasts
  3. Risk assessments
  4. Procurements

Closing consist of:

  1. Confirm work is done to requirements
  2. Gain final acceptance of project
  3. Hand of complete product
  4. Update lessons learned

Additionally a project can be divided into the following:

  1. Integration management
  2. Scope management
  3. Time management
  4. Cost management
  5. Quality management
  6. Human resources management
  7. Communications management
  8. Risk management
  9. Procurement management
  10. Professional and social responsibility
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