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Goal and Scope. Where are we going and what path will we be taking?. Course Outline. So far in this course… Development Process Models Fitting into the Business Process People in the Process Next… Establishing a target and direction Estimating the costs of getting there

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Goal and Scope

Where are we going and

what path will we be taking?


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Course Outline

  • So far in this course…

    • Development Process Models

    • Fitting into the Business Process

    • People in the Process

  • Next…

    • Establishing a target and direction

    • Estimating the costs of getting there

    • Creating a roadmap to get there


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Steps in Every Project

  • Learn Why this is being done

  • Decide What needs to be done

  • Figure out How to get it done

  • Do it

  • Look back at how well it went


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Getting Started

Why

What

How

  • Why – Goal Statement

  • What – Statement(s) of Work

  • How – Software Project Management Plan

  • Do It

  • Did It

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Why

> Why

What

How

  • Why ask why?

    • Establish boundaries and priorities

    • Context, Information Objectives, Function Objectives

  • Decision to do a project is usually based on

    • return on investment

    • feasibility study

      • economic and operational feasibility

      • technical feasibility

      • schedule feasibility

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Goal Statement - purpose

> Why

What

How

  • Managing Expectations

  • Good Goal Statements explain both what and why

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Goal Statement is…

> Why

What

How

  • States both deliverables and process

  • Measurable

  • Short

  • Doable

  • Communicated

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Example Goal Statement

> Why

What

How

“First, I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish. ”

-- JFK 1961

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The Need to be Clear

Why

> What

How

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Statement of Work

Why

> What

How

  • Context

    • Part of the SPMP

    • Separate from the SRS

  • Purpose

    • “A SOW should specify in clear, understandable terms the work to be done in developing or producing the goods to be delivered or services to be performed by a contractor.

    • A SOW defines all non-specification requirements for contractor effort.

    • Specifications are typically referenced in the SOW but the specific qualitative or quantitative technical requirements shall not be spelled out in the SOW. “

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SOW Format – example 1

Why

> What

How

STATEMENT OF WORK

1. GENERAL. The Bureau of Reclamation has a requirement for …

2. BACKGROUND.

3. WORK TO BE PERFORMED BY CONTRACTOR.

4. GOVERNMENT-FURNISHED MATERIALS/SERVICES.

5. SUMMARY OF DELIVERABLE.

6. PROJECT COMPLETION/DELIVERY SCHEDULE

6.1 REVIEW OF DELIVERABLES.

6.2 ACCEPTANCE OF DELIVERABLES.

7. CONTRACTOR PAYMENT SCHEDULE

8. TECHNICAL COORDINATION

9. ADDRESS FOR DELIVERABLES

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SOW Format – example 2

Why

> What

How

DOD-type SOW

  • Scope – what is in this SOW

  • Background

  • Related Documents

  • Deliverables

    • Sub-Tasks

    • Reports

    • place of work

    • review timetable

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SPMP Contents

Why

What

> How

  • Goal Statement

  • Process Model

    • management and technical

  • Organization

  • Timetable and Deliverables

    • Work Breakdown – next topic tonight

    • Schedule – next week’s topic

  • Budget

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Sample SPMP Table of Contents

irmc.state.nc.us/documents/approvals/reporting/SPMPLAN.doc

1. Introduction

Project Overview

Project Deliverables

Evolution of the Software Project Management Plan

Reference Material

Definitions and Acronyms

2. Project Organization

2.1 Process Model

2.2 Organizational Structure

2.3 Organizational Boundaries and Interfaces

2.4 Project Responsibilities

3. Management Process

3.1 Management Objectives and Priorities

3.2 Assumptions, Dependencies, and Constraints

3.3 Risk Management

3.4 Monitoring and Control Mechanisms

3.5 Staffing Plan

4. Technical Process

4.1 Methods, Tools, and Techniques

4.2 Software Documentation

4.3 Project Support Functions

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Why

What

> How

5. Work Packages, Schedules, and Budget

5.1 Work Packages

5.2 Dependencies

5.3 Resource Requirements

5.4 Budget Requirements

5.5 Budget and Resource allocation

5.6 Schedule

5.7 Network Diagram

6. Project Success Criteria

6.1 Network Diagram

6.2 Project Milestones

6.3 Approval Process

6.4 Acceptance Criteria

6.5 Critical Success Factors

7. Additional Components

8. Plan Approvals

9. Glossary of Terms

10. Appendices

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1. Introduction

1.1 Project overview

1.2 Project deliverables

1.3 Evolution of the SPMP

1.4 Reference materials

1.5 Definitions and acronyms

2. Project organization

2.1 Process model

2.2 Organizational structure

2.3 Organizational boundaries and interfaces

2.4 Project responsibilities

3. Managerial process

3.1 Managerial objectives & priorities

3.2 Assumptions, dependencies & constraints

3.3 Risk management

3.4 Monitoring & controlling mechanisms

3.5 Staffing plan

4. Technical process

4.1 Methods, tools & techniques

4.2 Software documentation

4.3 Project support functions

5. Work packages, schedule & budget

5.1 Work packages

5.2 Dependencies

5.3 Resource requirements

5.4 Budget & resource allocation

5.5 Schedule

Why

What

> How

IEEE 1058 Standard for SPMP

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Where next…

  • deciding on the sub-tasks

    • the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

  • estimating size, duration, …

  • assigning tasks


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