Document #1 On-the-Job Tasks for the Project Manager
This Document #1 is a list of tasks organized according to the typical sequence of activities on a project. The list assumes that the Project Manager was only appointed at the start of the Implementation Phase and so is not familiar with any of the previous activities. Hence, the heading for the first step is to study the existing documentation and find out what the project is all about.
As I said, these documents are part of the World Bank Institute's, Managing the Implementation of Development Projects, and it is available as a Resource Kit for Instructors on CD-ROM. For information please contact John Didier at firstname.lastname@example.org. The kit is divided into Modules each of which include very detailed list of tasks that form useful checklist for the Project Manager, the project team and the rest of the organization including functional managers.
The twelve Modules are as follows and their respective detailed activities are presented in subsequent pages:
- Understanding the Project and Project Management
- Structuring the Project Organization
- Building the Team
- Analyzing the Project Context
- Refining Objectives, Scope, and Other Project Parameters
- Preparing the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
- Planning and Scheduling with the Critical Path Method
- Obtaining Management Approval and Support
- Designing Control and Reporting Systems: Cost, Time, Resources, and Scope (including Performance and Quality)
- Organizing Procurement
- Executing and Controlling the Work
- Terminating the Project.