Ch 8: Executing a Project

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Study the process of project execution, time and quality management, milestones, and more with our engaging text and video lessons. Experienced instructors are available to answer your questions as you study.

Executing a Project -- Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

This chapter will take you through the processes of project execution, time management techniques, team and work breakdowns, and the use of milestones to mark progress. We also go in-depth on the management of quality, change, risk, issues, and procurement. Video lesson quizzes come with links back to the videos to help you review the information behind any questions you missed. Other topics covered in this chapter include:

  • Resource leveling
  • Examples of deliverables
  • Project communications
  • Using status reports

Video Objective
Important Processes in Project Execution Connect the basic processes of project execution and how they work together.
Project Time Management: Definition, Process & Techniques Evaluate time management as it relates to minimizing costs by tracking time spent on various activities.
The Project Team and Work Breakdown Structure Formulate ways to break a project into manageable pieces that can be prioritized by importance.
What Are Milestones in Project Management? - Definition & Examples Explain how to use milestones to track progress in project implementation.
Project Cost Management: Process & Importance Outline the methods used to track and minimize costs in project management.
Project Quality Management: Process & Metrics Assess the processes and characteristics of quality management as a way to ensure delivery of what a customer needs.
Project Change Management: Plan & Components Argue the necessity of having a change management plan and explain how to create one.
What is Project Risk Management? - Definition, Process & Examples Calculate ways to measure risk and handle it with well-designed mitigation processes.
Project Issue Management: Process & Importance Consider issue management and the procedures used to handle it.
Project Procurement Management: Importance & Examples Evaluate the process of tracking and managing the flow of items purchased from external suppliers.
Project Resource Leveling: Definition & Scheduling Create ways to allocate resources so as to handle the strain of overlapping demands on a project.
Deliverable Approval Management for Projects Analyze user acceptance testing and understand the role of deliverable approval management.
Project Communications Management: Benefits & Importance Distinguish what is important about communication management in projects and how to create processes that accomplish it.
Creating a Status Report in Project Management Summarize what goes into a project status report and why they are used.

14 Lessons in Chapter 8: Executing a Project
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Important Processes in Project Execution

1. Important Processes in Project Execution

In this lesson, you'll learn about the purpose of the project execution phase, why this phase is so important, and the nine distinct activities that project managers should follow to assure success of the project execution phase.

Project Time Management: Definition, Process & Techniques

2. Project Time Management: Definition, Process & Techniques

In this lesson, we will learn about project time management. We'll define the term and explore the process as well as three techniques that can help project managers be more efficient with their time. At the end, test your knowledge with a quiz.

The Project Team and Work Breakdown Structure

3. The Project Team and Work Breakdown Structure

A work breakdown structure helps divide a project into smaller, more manageable parts that can then be assigned based on importance and priority. In this lesson, we'll learn about the project team and work breakdown structure.

What Are Milestones in Project Management? - Definition & Examples

4. What Are Milestones in Project Management? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we'll learn about project milestones, including what they are and how they're used to measure a project's progress. We'll also explore examples of project milestones and find out which questions to ask when determining a milestone.

Project Cost Management: Process & Importance

5. Project Cost Management: Process & Importance

How can you make sure you don't spend more than you have on a project? This lesson will advise you on how to manage costs and ensure your project avoids blowing the budget.

Project Quality Management: Process & Metrics

6. Project Quality Management: Process & Metrics

Project quality management is the knowledge area where quality is identified, assessed, and controlled throughout a project. In this lesson, we'll take a look at the processes and quality metrics commonly used.

Project Change Management: Plan & Components

7. Project Change Management: Plan & Components

One certainty for a project of any size is that there will be changes. Changes can occur to the project scope, deliverables, or documents. A Change Management Plan defines the process used to request and process changes in a controlled manner.

What is Project Risk Management? - Definition, Process & Examples

8. What is Project Risk Management? - Definition, Process & Examples

In this lesson, we'll explore the definition and elements of risk management within project management, learning ways to ensure your project is successful. We'll study how to identify, assess and reduce risk and how to react to risk as it shows up.

Project Issue Management: Process & Importance

9. Project Issue Management: Process & Importance

In this lesson, you'll learn the process of issue management and why it's important. Issues will arise on every project, and they may impact the project negatively if the project manager improperly handles them.

Project Procurement Management: Importance & Examples

10. Project Procurement Management: Importance & Examples

This lesson discusses the basics of project procurement management. Project procurement management is a critical part of overall project management, and we will use an example to show how this topic fits into everyday project management activities.

Project Resource Leveling: Definition & Scheduling

11. Project Resource Leveling: Definition & Scheduling

Often, a project will be constrained by the available resources. In this lesson, we will learn how to deliver a resource-constrained project through a scheduling technique called resource leveling.

Deliverable Approval Management for Projects

12. Deliverable Approval Management for Projects

You just completed the first major milestone in your project, now what? One of the most important project processes is acquiring approvals on all deliverables during and after the project. Read on to find out why this process is so important.

Project Communications Management: Benefits & Importance

13. Project Communications Management: Benefits & Importance

In this lesson, we'll learn about project communications management, why it's important, what benefits can be gained from using it, and how to create a communications management process for project management.

Creating a Status Report in Project Management

14. Creating a Status Report in Project Management

The lesson will define what a status report is in project management, along with describing how it is created, what its purpose is, and the type of information that it contains.

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