The approach for project management in the MPC section is based on a methodology called Goal Directed Project Management - GDPM (Trainings 2014, 2015). “Goal Directed Project Management: effective techniques and strategies” – Erling Andersen, Kristoffer Grude, Tor Haug - Kogan Page Ltd – ISBN 978-0749453343.
Foundation of the project
► Purpose and goals of the projects,
• Clarifying the purpose and goals of the project,
• Formulated by the project owner and the project manager,
► Mission breakdown structure
• What shall be part of the project?
• What will be outside its responsibility?
► Project mandate
The project mandate sums up the foundation of the project:
• Name of the project,
• Project manager,
• Project background,
• Purpose of the project,
• Goals of the project,
• Project scope (included and excluded),
• Project budget,
The purpose of the planning is:
• To achieve a common understanding of the task to be resolved,
• To obtain an overview of the work to be carried out,
• To lay the foundation for allocation and committing resources,
• To lay the foundation for a suitable organization of work,
• To lay the foundation for monitoring and control,
The planning will consist of several milestones. A milestone is a checkpoint in the project that ensures that we are on the right track. It is a description of a state the project should be in at a certain stage. It describes what the project should achieve, not how. A milestone should be controllable. Important decision-making points in the project should be milestones. Important deliverables in the project should be milestones.
Milestone responsibility chart
Clarification of the responsibilities for general project organizational and administrative matters:
• Who is doing the project work?
• Who is taking decisions?
• Who shall be consulted?
• Who shall be informed?
• Who is controlling the progress?