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ICT PROJECT MANAGEMENT STATUS My value as an ICT project manager is measured in terms of my CAPABILITY to deliver the PROJECT RESULTS

successfully according to the QUANTITY and QUALITY of EXPERIENCE expected by my STAKEHOLDERS and solution USERS.

My capability is CONSTRAINED by the defined and agreed SCOPE based on SPECIFIED REQUIREMENTS. REQUIREMENT viewed as strategic and tactical conditions in order to FILL GAPS or to ACTUALIZE OPPORTUNITIES for improvement or development.

My capability is LIMITED by TIME expectation, which prescribed the START DATE and END DATE to happen in order for the results of the project to have IMMEDIACY and RELEVANCE.

My performance is CONDITIONED by the kind of available RESOURCES to support WORK and MATERIALS, and the BUDGETED COST allocated as INVESTMENT that will bring social and financial RETURNS.

My results in RESTRICTED by required METRICS that speaks of numbers and quality. I have to comply with competency, process and technology standards which are used to benchmark the value of project methods, analytics, models, documentation, hardware, software, products and people.

My decision is BOUND by rules, policies, procedures, decision-flow, inter-relationship and responsibility matrix.

To get started, I must understand my project by filling up the thinking matrix to initiate, plan, execute, control and close my ICT PROJECT.

Tell the story of your project

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PROJECT NAME Problem or Needs to Address Stakeholders Goals Outcomes Critical Success Factors

Code Name or Descriptive Title Gaps to be filled up Opportunities to be exploited Whose interests are affected by the project State or condition to be achieved Objective results to be experienced What are to be made available

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Critical Assumptions Considered to be true Competency Methods People, Process, Technology and Culture Management, Analysis, Valuation, Modeling, Data Gathering, Evaluation, Control and Monitoring Procedures, Tools, Results, Metrics, Documentation, Financial, Templates What if consequences and

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Standards

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Risks

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Governance

mitigation Responsibility, Accountability, Expert and Work Scope of Work Work Breakdown Products, Artifacts, Deliverables Timeline, schedule Input Time and Material

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Major Tasks Main Output Duration Resource Requirement Sourcing Strategy Control and Metrics

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Acquisition and Procurement Checkpoint, Quality and Quantity Standards Checklist

Permission is granted for free use: ICT Project Thinking Matrix John Macasio john@onecitizen.net