Using Guidelines to Create Project Management Plans Major Section Headings Section Topics Overview Purpose, scope, and objectives; assumptions and constraints; project deliverables; schedule and budget summary; evolution of the plan Project Organization External interfaces; internal structure; roles and responsibilities Managerial Process Plan Start-up plans (estimation, staffing, resource acquisition, and project staff training plans); work plan (work activities, schedule, resource, and budget allocation); control plan; risk management plan; closeout plan Technical Process Plans Process model; methods, tools, and techniques; infrastructure plan; product acceptance plan Supporting Process Plans Configuration management plan; verification and validation plan; documentation plan; quality assurance plan; reviews and audits; problem resolution plan; subcontractor management plan; process improvement plan . Table 4-3 Sample contents for the IEEE software project management plan (SPMP) Source: IEEE Standard 1058–1998 Information Technology Project Management, Ninth Edition. © 2019 Cengage. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part, except for use as permitted in a license distributed with a certain product or service or otherwise on a password-protected website for classroom use.
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To Be or Not To Be….On the 21-Meal Plan All first-years are required to be on the 21-meal plan. However, beginning in the fall of your sophomore year, you are given the option to either remain on the 21-meal plan or reduce your plan and pay less according to which meal plan you select. The reduced meal plans still allow you an active dining hall social life but save you money. So, if you’re a granola bar or cereal breakfast-type person and you want to save money, consider converting your full-board meal plan to a 14-meal plan. This plan is still pretty flexible and allows you to eat lunch and dinner at a dining hall every day of the week. You can take care of breakfast by planning ahead…by taking a piece of fruit, or a cup of milk (for your cereal) each night from the dining hall. Another option is the 10-meal plan. This plan assumes that you will not be eating all lunches and dinners in the dining halls. Therefore, you must truly plan on shopping for food and cooking. Many people opt for the 10-meal plan because it costs a lot less. But you must remember that this money is YOUR FOOD BUDGET FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR, not money for you to spend on other things, as tempting or as necessary as they may be. Students have made this mistake and ended up literally having to mooch off others for food. Your best money-saving bet (since local grocery can be more expensive than you think) and time-saving (since, yes, cooking every day requires having the time to do so, and Williams Students have VERY LITTLE free time as it is), is just to stay on the 21-or 14-meal plan and avoid making a serious mistake altogether. Talk to upperclassman if you want some other perspectives on what meal plan makes most sense for you. If you truly want to drop down to a reduced meal plan after your first year, check out the meal plans and costs on the dining services website: http://dining.williams.edu/meal-plans/ Changes can only be made twice a year; in fall and winter. Check for exact dates on the website. Then contact dining services at (413) 597-2121.
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#). WHERE DOES THE PLAN FIT IN THE SCHEME OF THINGS? Strategic Plan from the State Chancellor’s Office SBCCD Board Imperatives SBCCD Strategic Plan SBVC Strategic Plan Special Area Plans: Educational Master Plan, Technology plan, Matriculation plan, Enrollment Management Plan, Student Equity Plan, Grants Plan, Facilities Plan, Budget Plan, Marketing and Public Relation Plan, Sustainability Plan, etc.
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  EVALUATION RUBRIC DEVELOPED Below Expectations (1-2 Pts) Meets Expectations (3-4 Pts) Exceeds Expectations (5-6 Pts) POINTS Aspects of background or relevant external environment variables not discussed. Research is not thorough or is missing completely. Identified target market(s) do not follow clearly from any research presented. Provides analysis of all relevant background including competition and external environment. Some research undertaken to support analysis. Target market(s) identified. Could be clearer how research led to target market. Background is comprehensively examined and assessed. Competition, external environment, and any other relevant issues thoroughly researched and discussed. Research clearly supports target market(s) choice.   Objectives Communication objectives do not flow clearly from situation analysis. One or more objective may be difficult to measure, vague, and/or not clearly distinct from Marketing objectives. Complete communication objectives presented and follow reasonably well from situation analysis. Comm objectives are generally measurable and are distinguished from Marketing objectives. Communication objectives are clearly stated and flow fully and naturally from results of situation analysis. Objectives are specific, distinct from Marketing objectives, and measurable.   Message Strategy Basis of positioning is either missing or not presented clearly. If positioning is discussed, not clear what the connection between it and message strategy are. Message strategy is presented and positioning discussed but relationship between positioning platform and message strategy may not be totally clear. Message strategy is clearly presented and positions the product effectively. Positioning platform well-thought through and relationship between positioning and message are clear.   Media Strategy Important elements of media strategy may be missing. No clear connection between media & message strategies. Media strategy is presented and explained. Media strategy is reasonably consistent with message strategy. Media strategy is clearly presented. Media strategy supports and enhances message.   Other Plan Elements IMC plan omits one or more additional element that would contribute effectively. Appropriate public relations, direct marketing, Internet, sales promotion or support media are missing. IMC plan includes some additional elements that are appropriate. May include public relations, direct marketing, Internet, sales promotion or support media. IMC plan includes all additional elements that are appropriate (public relations, direct marketing, Internet, sales promotion, support media). Additional elements are clearly blended into positioning/message strategy.   Integration Lack of consistent message across two or more elements causes understanding of IMC to be questioned. Elements of IMC plan illustrate reasonable consistency and demonstrate understanding of the concept of IMC. The concept of IMC is clearly promoted and demonstrated through the consistent message woven throughout plan elements.   Budget Budget fails to clearly account for all plan items, does not support objectives, or is missing altogether. Full budget is presented and appears to support the plan’s objectives. All plan items accounted for in budget. Budget carefully and fully details each plan element. Supports stated objectives and is reasonable given any existing constraints.   Effectiveness Plan for measuring effectiveness of IMC plan is weak. Method choice questionable or plan is missing altogether. Plan for measuring effectiveness is presented. Choice of methods is reasonable. Measurement of all elements of IMC plan is clearly accounted for. Measurement methods are chosen/designed to produce clear results.   Situation Analysis
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Department of Environmental Health & Safety Continuity Planning Program Training - Partnership - Compliance Navigating: Plan Details • Plan Details contains basic information concerning your department and plan. Purpose Similar tab in previous system Shows general information/data about your department. Step 1: Department Identification Lists action item(s) associated with your plan and their costs, function, due date, etc. Action Item Summary Lists documents that have been uploaded to your plan. Step 5: Key Resources Names users who have access to your plan. You can edit the type of access that your users have, add new users, and delete out-dated users. PLAN HOME: Add/Remove User Tracks the status of the plan. PLAN HOME: Plan Sign-Off and Annual Review Sign-Off Provides resources to help you develop and update your plan. These resources are sample continuity plans, interview forms to use when developing or updating your plan, and a glossary of terms that you will see while using the continuity tool. There was not a similar tab in the previous system.
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Evaluation of Outcomes and Environmental Scanning College Operational Plan Operational Operational Plan Plan Operational Operational Plan Plan Operational Operational Plan Plan Div./Dept. Plans Div./Dept. Plans Div./Dept. Plans Arts Artsand and Sciences Sciences Career Career and and Technical Technical Business Business Services Services Operational Operational Plan Plan Student Affairs Student Affairs Operational Operational Plan Plan President’s President’s Office Office Div./Dept. Plans Div./Dept Plans Evaluation of Outcomes and Environmental Scanning College Strategic Plan
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Project Management Methodology Documentation Chart | | INITIATION | /------------------------------------------------------------ PLANNING -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------\| Initiation Vendor Selection Project Planning (d Analysis Design EXECUTION | Dev., Test, Deploy CLOSEOUT Closeout (As Necessary) Project Project Management Management Plan Plan Business Case / Charter Charter Initial Budget Business Process Descriptions Business Requirements Document (BRD) Procurement Procurement Plan Plan DEV System Installation Plan Installation Plan Initial Initial Schedule Schedule // Work Work Plan Plan Application Support Requirements * Document format and content is not specific and may vary based on vendor templates Quality Assurance / Testing CONFIG Work Flow Charts Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM) Project Project Test Test Plan Plan Data Dictionaries Dev. SLAs Prod. SLAs User Training Integrators Support Training Interface Specifications Converters Technical Architecture Document Test Cases / Test Test Scripts Scripts Test Summary Report Report Performance Testing Testing Plan Plan Project Project Defect Defect Log Test-specific Test-specific Plans Plans Support Support Readiness Evaluation Lifecycle Gate Reviews Reviews V 1.0 PROD DATABASE Regulatory Compliance/Reporting Requirements Business Rules Functional Reqmts Non-Functional Reqmts Detailed Detailed SOW SOW and and Contract Contract PM – Yellow REQ – Blue Design – Pink Implement - Red QA / Testing - Green TEST Interface Requirements Vendor Vendor Selection Selection Document Document Product Delivery Product Module Descriptions Risk Assessment of of Requirements Requirements Doc. evolves over project life OIT Support Resources + Continuity + Backup / Recovery Validation Validation Summary Summary Reports Reports User Acceptance Signofs Variance Resolution Process Project Project Acceptance Signof Signof Lessons Learned Report Report
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Collaborative Script This semester you and your content area design team will be investigating various models of teaching and developing lesson plans illustrating each of the models. Early in the semester, you and your team will create an instructional unit that is broad and rich enough to develop a variety of lesson plans illustrating the various models of teaching over the course of the semester. The content of your team’s instructional unit will be the starting point for the weekly lesson plans. Since you will be determining the most appropriate content in the unit to illustrate each teaching model, your lesson plans do not need to be sequenced in any particular order. And, if your team is interdisciplinary, you will want to ensure that each content area is acknowledged and create at least one lesson plan in each team member’s content area over the course of the semester. For example, if your interdisciplinary team consists of social studies, music, and language arts, your team will want to develop a lesson plan that emphasizes each of the content areas, such as one week developing a lesson plan specifically on language arts, another week developing a lesson plan specifically on music, and another week developing a plan focusing on language arts.
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DEFINED BENEFIT PLAN VS DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLAN - Defined Benefit Plan A defined benefit plan, also called a pension, is a plan that pays you a specific amount of money, either per month or in a lump sum, when you become eligible for pension benefits. These plans usually have formulas to determine how much you receive in benefits based on criteria such as how long have you worked for the company and what your salary is. - Defined Contribution Plan A defined contribution plan is a plan that does not pay a specific benefit when you retire, but allows you to save money in a tax-deferred account. The FRS Investment Plan is a defined contribution plan. Before you enroll use the free FRS resource and speak with a FRS Financial Planner at 1-866-446-9377.
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Monash University Library Quality Cycle Phase 1 PLAN EXCELLENCE AND DIVERSITY and LEADING THE WAY • Monash University’s strategic framework and overall directions MONASH UNIVERSITY PLANNING DOCUMENTS • Monash University Annual Plan •Learning and Teaching Plan • Research and Research Training Management Plan • IT Strategic Plan • Faculty and Divisional operational plans • Campus impact statements, development & urban plans • Support Services Plan, Capital Plan, Marketing Plan • Quality at Monash: Values and Principles LIBRARY STRATEGIC PLANNING REFERENCE GROUPS • CAUL • Group of Eight • Strategic Plan – 3 year rolling plan with objectives and strategic initiatives • Divisional and unit operational plans • Individual staff performance plans STAFF INPUT • Directors’ planning day • Senior staff planning workshop • Divisional/unit staff meetings BUDGET Phase 2 ACT
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The Plans Share Milestones Overall Project Plan – Business Milestones and External Commitments. These are allocated to development projects to be achieved. Provide link between business plans and the development plans. May involve more than just software development. Overall Project Plan Development Plan – Technical Milestones; Single Evolution Developed and Released. Development Plan These are added to provide stepping stones on the way to achieving the business milestones and align the technical development project defined by the UP lifecycle to the overall project plan. Milestones provide structure and focus to reduce risk and encourage progress toward delivery of a major release. Iteration Plan – Iteration focus. Shows how assignment requirements will be developed and how technical risks will be mitigated. Team working plan. Iteration Plan © 2005 Ivar Jacobson International Milestones from the development plan - allocated to iterations. Provides means by which development team coordinates its work within a time box defined by the iteration. Iterative Project Management / 03 - Lifecycle Planning 16 1
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Retirement Plan Change The Retirement Plan Change field allows you to change an employee’s retirement plan or budget a different retirement plan than what is currently associated with the position. Tips Use this field for budgeting a position made vacant by a PERS employee to a non-PERS retirement plan or change the plan for employees going on Phase-in retirement. Phase-In Retirement 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Select the new retirement plan from the Retirement Plan Change drop down list. If the current retirement plan is 7 or “G”, select “B”; if 8, select “D”; if 1, select “C”. Enter the duration of the Phase-In Agreement in the Comments tab using the format: 7/1/YYYYmm/dd/YYYY. Faculty entering into a Phase-In Agreement are required to reduce their FTE. Enter their new FTE in the FTE Change field. If you want to budget for a full-time position, enter 1.00 in the BUD FTE field. From the FAC Contract Remarks tab, select the “Phase-In Retirement” remarks from the drop down list. Enter the date the employee signed the agreement. Budget 50% on the employee’s FTE on the FAC earning codes; the remaining FTE on FAP. The difference in the employee’s FTE and the BUD FTE should be budgeted with a BUP earning code, not a BUD. 28
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Terms and Concepts Test Plan. The test plan - set of ideas that guide or represent the intended test process. Often those ideas are only partially documented, spread across multiple documents, and subject to change as the project evolves. Test Plan Document. A test plan document is any document intended to convey test plan information. However, test plan documents are not the only source of information about the test plan. Test plan information is also contained in the oral tradition of the project and the culture of the company. Test Strategy. The test strategy is the way tests will be designed and executed to support an effective quality assessment. Test strategy is the plan for what parts of the product will be covered by tests and what test techniques will be used. Test strategy is distinct from the logistics of implementing the strategy. Test strategy is essentially the “brains” of the test process. Test Project. The test project is the means by which the test strategy is implemented and results delivered. The test project is the “brawn” of the test process. 03/22/2019 rd 22
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5.C. The institution engages in systematic and integrated planning. Sample Evidentiary Documents: - Integrated planning documents, planning maps including the following:  Strategic Plan  Operational Plan (Institutional, Operational Units)  Master Academic Plan  Department and Division Plans  HR plan  Student Support Services Plan  Business Plan and Other Financial Planning Documents  Foundation Plan  Technology Plan  Master Facilities Plan - Environmental Scanning documents and data.
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