The Practical Guide to Project Management Documentation / Edition 1

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Project Management Documentation Guidebook contains an explanation and an example of every possible project related document, from the proposal, business case, and project plan, to the atatus report and the final post project review. It also has an associated Web site which contains templates for each document for easy customization and use by readers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471693093
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.29 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Meet the Author

JOHN RAKOS, PMP, is President of John J. Rakos and Associates Consultants Ltd., a small company in Ottawa, Ontario, dedicated to providing project management training and consulting. He has been in the project management industry for more than thirty years, during which time he has worked as a project manager for companies such as Nortel and Digital Equipment Corporation, and for the federal governments of the United States and Canada. He teaches both undergraduate and MBA-level project management courses at the University of Ottawa. He authored this book with five students from his MBA classes.

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Table of Contents



The Importance of Documents.


The Documentation Plan.

The Case Study Project.

The Order and Necessity of the Documents.

Items Not included in the Examples.


Chapter1. Project Concept.

Project Concept- Discussion.

Project Concept Outline.

Project Concept - Example.

Chapter 2. Business Case.

Business Case - Discussion.

Business Case Outline.

Business Case - Example.

Annex A. Water Park Cash Flow Analysis.

Chapter 3. Project Charter.

Project Charter - Discussion.

Project Charter - Outline.

Part 1. Project Governance.

Part 2. Project Details.

Project Charter - Example.

Annex A. Summary WBS and Schedule.

Annex B. Financial Estimates.

Annex B. Financial Estimates.

Annex C. Risk Assessment.

Annex D. Conceptual Design.

Chapter 4. Proposal.

Request for Proposal - Discussion.

Request for Proposal Outline.

Proposal Evaluation Plan.

Proposal Evaluation Plan Outline.

Request for Proposal - Example.

Proposal - Discussion.

Proposal Outline.

Proposal - Example.

Proposal Evaluation.

Proposal Evaluation - Discussion.

Proposal Evaluation Outline.

Proposal Evaluation - Example.


Chapter 5. Project Plan.

Project Plan - Discussion.

Project Plan Outline.

Project Plan - Example.

Chapter 6. Communications Plan.

Communications Plan - Discussion.

Communications Plan Outline.

Communications Plan - Example.

Chapter 7. Risk Management Plan.

Risk Management Plan - Discussion.

Risk Management Plan Outline.

Risk Management Plan - Example.

Annex A. Water Park Risk Description Forms.

Annex B. Water Park Risk Management Summary.

Chapter 8. Quality Management Plan.

Quality Management Plan - Discussion.

Quality Management Plan Outline.

Quality Management Plan - Example.

Annex A. Manual of Project Procedures.

Chapter 9. Procurement Plan.

Procurement Plan - Discussion.

Procurement Plan Outline.

Procurement Plan - Example.

Annex A. Architectural Design Detailed Evaluation Criteria.

Annex B. WBS and Procurement Schedule for Detailed ArchitecturalDesign Services.

Chapter 10. Acceptance Test Plan.

Acceptance Test Plan - Discussion.

Acceptance Test Plan Outline.

Annex A. Acceptance Test Schedule.

Annex B. Acceptance Test Method and Results.

Acceptance Test Plan - Example.

Annex A. Acceptance Test Schedule.

Annex B. Acceptance Test Method and Results.


Chapter 11. Project Meetings and Reports.

Team Status Meeting.

Team Status Meeting - Discussion.

Minutes of Team Status Meeting - Example.

Project Progress Meeting.

Project Progress Meeting - Discussion.

Status Report.

Project Status Report - Discussion.

Status Report Outline.

Status Report - Example.

Annex A. Tracking Gantt Chart.

Annex B. Financial Report.

Chapter 12. Risk Control Report.

Risk Control Report - Discussion.

Risk Control Report Outline.

Risk Control Report - Example.

Annex A. Project Risk Table.

Annex B. Risk Management Summary Table.

Chapter 13. Quality Assurance and Quality ControlReports.

Quality Assurance and Quality Control Reports - Discussion.

Quality Assurance Report Outline.

Quality Control Report Outline.

Quality Assurance Report - Example.

Quality Control Report - Example.

Chapter 14. Problem Report and Change Request.

Problem Report and Change Request - Discussion.

Problem/Issue Management.

Change Management.

Problem Report and Change Request - Example.

Change Order Form - Example.

Chapter 15. Acceptance Report.

Acceptance Report - Discussion.

Acceptance Report Outline.

Acceptance Report - Example.


Chapter 16. Post Project Report.

Post-Project Report - Discussion.

Post-project Report Outline.

Post-Project Report - Example.

Chapter 17. Conclusion.

Appendix: About the CD-ROM.


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