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The sequential project management model is a domain specific model, a recipe book that guides a project through a number of sequential phases, each followed by a review gate. At each review gate the project stakeholders review the project status and deliberate if the risks are acceptable for advancing the project to the next phase, based on completion of deliverables, level of risk, and other relevant factors.
 
The sequential project management model is a domain specific model, a recipe book that guides a project through a number of sequential phases, each followed by a review gate. At each review gate the project stakeholders review the project status and deliberate if the risks are acceptable for advancing the project to the next phase, based on completion of deliverables, level of risk, and other relevant factors.
  
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Revision as of 12:43, 22 October 2018

Reference: ISO 9001:2008 Element 7.1 Planning of product realization

Purpose (1.)

To establish a procedure for consistent and effective management of projects.

A project is a temporary activity for the purpose of achieving a specific objective. Project management is the discipline associated with planning, directing and managing resources for the successful completion of that objective.

Every project is different, but a common critical success factor is the shared understanding of the project by its stakeholders. The SCC has developed a formal, but flexible, project management process which is tailored to each project's unique needs at the onset of the project.

Scope (2.)

This procedure applies to all appropriate projects undertaken by the SCC. As a guideline, an appropriate project is a project with high importance or consequence to the SCC, a project which is expected to consume at least 2 man-weeks of labor, or a project which will require at least 4 calendar weeks to complete.

Responsibility and Authority (3.)

The Director, Quality has responsibility and authority for maintaining this procedure.

Procedure (4.)

  • If a project plan has not already been created, create one now according to the format given by SCC QSF Project Plan (PRP)
    • The project plan should specify which project management model strategy will be followed for project management, either the sequential model or the general model. The sequential model is preferred for SCC product development projects.
  • Add the project to the SCC QSR Project List
  • Iteratively refine the project plan
  • Capture product data deliverables according to the SCC QSP Product Lifecycle Management
  • Provide regular reports to the project stakeholders on the status of the project

Phased Model

The SCC follows a sequential project model, which suits the general product development projects undertaken by the SCC.

The sequential project management model is a domain specific model, a recipe book that guides a project through a number of sequential phases, each followed by a review gate. At each review gate the project stakeholders review the project status and deliberate if the risks are acceptable for advancing the project to the next phase, based on completion of deliverables, level of risk, and other relevant factors.

Sequential Model (4.1)

   Idea -> Requirements -> Design -> Test -> Pilot -> Termination
  • Idea - an idea is presented and found to have sufficient merit for further investigation. A preliminary business justification should be included in the Idea phase.
  • Requirements - the idea is developed into a specification or set of requirements. A development project is created with costs, and the business justification is refined.
  • Design - a design is completed that meets the decided requirements. Prototypes are typically produced and tested by the development project team.
  • Test - prototypes are evaluated against the design requirements (verification testing) and customer expectations (validation testing).
  • Pilot - all processes involved in producing and bringing the product to market are evaluated and tested. Processes may include the raw material supply chain, manufacturing, sales order entry, shipping, etc. The product is considered to be in full production once it has passed the Pilot phase gate.
  • Termination - when it is determined the product no longer provides benefit to the organization, all processes involved in the product are reviewed and then terminated in a controlled manner.

General Project Model

For projects other than product development projects, a more general project model is required. There are a number of project management standards that have been developed, such as ANSI/PMI 99/001/2008, ISO 10006, PRINCE2, Agile, and others. In this model, project activities tend to be divided among the following five process groups:

   Initiating -->  Planning --> Executing --> Closing
               ^                     |
               |                     v
              Monitoring and Controlling

This is a conceptual model, and must be adapted to a specific project to be practical.

Related and Support Documentation (5.)

The following documents may be useful in product development projects:

  • Electronic Product Design Checklist TODO - include in Maestro SCC document management.