Discuss the relevance of PMBOK for ICT project managers:
The PMBOK is the preeminent global standard for project management. It provides project managers with the fundamental practices needed to achieve organizational results and excellence in the practice of project management.
It provides a global standard and common language that can be followed by organisations irrespective of their geological location.
Discuss the difference between the project life cycle and the SDLC:
The Project Life Cycle refers to a logical sequence of activities to accomplish the project’s goals or objectives
It consists of events which are necessary to complete a project.
It is a methodology to develop and maintain information systems.
SDLC phases: Analysis, Design, Development, Integration and Testing, Implementation.
Discuss the components of a comprehensive ICT project plan:
Problem Statement - Goal - Tasks and Priorities - Actions -Stakeholders and Timeframes.
Discuss the importance of project monitoring and controlling:
Monitoring and Controlling a project is the process or activities whereby the project manager tracks, reviews and revises the project activities in order to ensure the project creates the deliverables in accordance with the project objectives. Because of the unique and temporary nature of projects, they require active control. Unlike a process where the same set of activities have been performed repeatedly so that habits and expectations are stable, a project is inherently unstable. The activities are unique to the project or the sequence of activities and resources are only temporarily assigned and associated with the project and are redeployed when the project completes. Habits and patterns are not established before everything changes.
The primary results of the Monitoring and Controlling processes are the project performance reports and implementing project changes.