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42 Steps of Project Management

 , September 02, 2015 updated on February 21, 2023
Project management is the practice of planning, organizing and controlling formal initiatives of change. This is an intuitive process that involves defining a project, planning it, delivering work, monitoring & control and closing. The following are common steps in the project management process.
1. Project scope
2. Identify stakeholders
3. Project goals and objectives
4. Project success criteria
5. Feasibility studies
6. Project charter
7. Project kickoff meeting
8. Resource plan
9. Requirements gathering
10. Cost and schedule estimates
11. Define deliverables and milestones
12. Work breakdown structure
13. Project schedule
14. Project budget
15. Project plan
16. Communication plan
17. Risk management plan
18. Quality management plan
19. Stakeholder management plan
20. Change management plan
21. Procurement plan
22. Assign roles and responsibilities
23. Project architecture and design
24. Project delivery
25. Project status reports
26. Monitor and manage project risks
27. Manage issues
28. Monitor performance and progress
29. Manage budget, schedule and milestone achievement
30. Manage quality
31. Manage communications
32. Manage stakeholders
33. Manage changes
34. Project governance, reviews and evaluations
35. Project quality control
36. User acceptance testing
37. Finalize deliverables
38. Acceptance & signoff
39. Project launch
40. Project transition e.g. period of hand-off to operations
41. Lessons learned
42. Project close

Project Management

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Acceptance Criteria
Acceptance Testing
Basis Of Estimate
Behavioral Requirements
Change Control
Change Control Board
Change Fatigue
Change Request
Concept Note
Cone Of Uncertainty
Corrective Action
Cost Baseline
Cost Contingency
Cost Control
Cost Overrun
Cost Variance
Defect Density
Document Control
Earned Value
Estimate At Completion
Estimate To Complete
Feasibility Analysis
Fudge Factor
Full-Time Equivalent
Human Factors
Issue Management
Lead Time
Lessons Learned
Level Of Effort
Opportunity Study
Out Of Scope
Parametric Estimate
Phased Implementation
Program Management
Project Artifacts
Project Charter
Project Communication
Project Complexity
Project Concept
Project Controls
Project Failure
Project Goals
Project Management
Project Metrics
Project Planning
Project Politics
Project Productivity
Project Proposal
Project Risk
Regression Testing
Requirements Quality
Return On Investment
Risk Register
Schedule Baseline
Schedule Chicken
Scope Baseline
Scope Creep
Set Up To Fail
Stakeholder Management
Statement Of Work
Story Points
Use Case
User Stories
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