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    From Product to Methods Tool Req. Ext. Norms
    Activity State Chapter Title Activity State
    PM1 accepted All Project Manual - -     /ISO IEC 12207/

    Supply Proc.:
    Exec. and Control,

    Mngmt. Proc.:
    Exec. and Control,

    Infraest. Proc.:
    Maint. of the Infraest.

    PM1 or
    being proc. Existing Project Plan - -    
    PM12 - All Work Order - -    
    accepted All SD, QA, CM Products - -    
    - All Report Documents:
    Protocol ,
    Progress Report ,
    Final Project Report ,
    Case Report ,
    Memo ,
    Internal Message ,
    PM3 ,
    PM4 ,
    - BA
    BAR (1)
    EVT (1)
    FMEA (2)
    SPM04 SPM06

    + "Chapter" are extra columns from the original printed version of GD 250


    The goal of this activity is The control of the project progress is required at defined times, either periodically or after the completion of individual activities, in order to get well-founded information about the progress of the project and to detect deviations from the plan as early as possible to be able to react to it, if necessary.

    * Controlling the Progress of a Project

    The status of the tasks (reaching the specified goals and meeting the requirements) as well as the resources utilized for those tasks (actual data) have to be investigated.

    These actual data must then be compared with the planned values from the Project Plan, and with the effort yet to be invested. In this connection, it is not enough just to find out the actual status of the operative SD activities; for example the efforts of the required QA measures must also be taken into consideration. If the planned specifications are surpassed or if it seems that they will be surpassed, corresponding steering measures must be initiated.

    * Steering

    Measures are realized to make it possible to reach the endangered project goals. These also include:


    Role Participation
    Project Leader responsible
    Project Administrator cooperating
    Controller cooperating


    Product Methods Allocation Use
    Report Documents:
    Protocol ,
    Progress Report ,
    Final Project Report ,
    Case Report ,
    Memo ,
    Internal Message ,
    BA - Benefit Analysis Generate
    BAR - Bar Plan (1) Generate
    EVT - Earned Value Method (1) Generate
    FMEA - Failure Mode Effect Analysis (2) Generate
    NPT - Network Planning Technique Generate
    TRDA - Trend Analysis Generate

    Tools Requirements

    Product Functional Tools Requirements
    Report Documents SPM04 - Supporting Planning of the Project Realization
    Report Documents SPM06 - Supporting Project Control and Steering

    External Norms

    Norm Process Chapter Obs.
    /ISO IEC 12207/ Supply Process Execution and Control (s. Part 3 - ISO 3.2.1)
    Management Process Execution and Control (s. Part 3 - ISO 3.2.3)
    Infraestructure Process Maintenance of the Infraestructure (s. Part 3 - ISO 3.2.3)


    (1) Method BAR is to be applied if no complex arrangement relations and logical interdependences exist during the detailed planning; otherwise method NPT has to be applied.

    (2) Method FMEA is to be applied if
    - high restrictive planned values (deadlines, costs) or
    - high requirements
    have to be fulfilled in the project.

    Links to the V-Model Mailinglist

    Mail 0505 - Arbeitsauftrag
    Mail 0279 - Re: Frage zum Projektmanagement

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