Project Management Using the Guidelines in ISO 10006
Use of the ISO 10006 Guidelines to Quality in Project Management can help you complete projects on time, under budget, within specifications, and to the satisfaction of the customer.
The section on Concept Development states customer needs for products and processes should be translated into documented requirements and agreed upon by the customer. In other words, define the project charter.
Stakeholder Identification emphasizes the importance of identifying very early the various players beyond the direct project participants (for example, customers, suppliers, and regulatory agencies) and their needs.
Work Breakdown Structure explains how to divide the project into smaller, more manageable activities to improve the accuracy of the project cost, schedule, and resource assignments.
Schedule Development uses these defined activities, plus dependencies and time estimates, to develop an initial project schedule.
Resource Planning is used to assign resources for labor, materials, and equipment.
Budget Development estimates the costs for each of the assigned resources and couples this information with activity durations and schedules to develop the project budget.
Communications Planning covers the type of communication, when it will occur, how it will be transmitted, and the individuals involved in the project.
Risk Analysis includes identifying risks, their likelihood, their timing, their impact, and developing responses as contingency plans.
Communications Management ensures the project manager knows what activities have completed, the activities that need to be completed, how much time has been spent, what new risks have been identified, and if the schedule is still on target.
Team Development discusses the use of project teams for more effective decision making, higher project performance, and more effective project control.
Project Control involves comparing the project plan against the actual activities and evaluating any differences. When variations are found, corrective actions can be initiated. ISO 10006 addresses project control through clauses on scope control, activity control, schedule control, cost control, resource control, communication control, risk control, and contract control.
Project Closure evaluates the lessons learned from the project and documents the information for the benefit of the next similar project.
The ISO 10006 Guidelines to Quality in Project Management document can be used to plan, execute, and control a project. Take a look at it before you begin your next project.