Title: A new stepwise project management method

Authors: Keh-Ming Lu

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Asia University, 500 Liufeng Road, Wu-Feng, Taichung 413, Taiwan; Institute of Management of Technology, National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan

Abstract: A Stepwise Project Management Method (SPMM) is developed to resolve the Project Management (PM) issues. The template of a new stepwise PM method is derived from a Project Management, Inc. (PMI) 19-Step PM method. The 19 Steps were divided into five groups by PMI: scope/requirements, Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), predecessor networks, assigning people to tasks and tracking results. As we view this from a perspective on the principles of management, there exist four basic management functions: planning, organising, leading and controlling. Having rearranged the PMI five groups into four groups of the basic management functions and further skipped the unnecessary steps, a stepwise PM method that is rearranged under the management functions is finally created. The stepwise PM method will be discussed in detail.

Keywords: stepwise project management; statement of work; resource analysis method; work breakdown structure; acceptance test procedure; very small aperture terminal; predecessor networks; task assignment; results tracking.

DOI: 10.1504/IJITM.2006.010118

International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 2006 Vol.5 No.2/3, pp.212 - 225

Available online: 20 Jun 2006 *

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