The PMO Project Lifecycle is a practical guide through the complexities of managing projects that tend to bring together a variety of departments, offices, university employees, and resources within Information Services. Projects progress through these steps as they evolve from a pre-initiation stage all the way to project completion. Your project manager oversees this lifecycle for each project, coordinating all necessary individuals and entities throughout the university. Projects succeed thanks to collaborative, university-wide teamwork that brings different groups together in an effort to solve a problem or improve a service.
The project lifecycle is the sequence of phases through which a project will progress. Each phase contains activities and deliverables that will be similar regardless of the project. Outlined below are some common examples of activities and deliverables that occur in each phase of a project.
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Planning is the phase when the design is confirmed and a project management plan is created. The project manager will also focus on a change management plan at this stage. The plan helps guide the team through the implementation and closure phases of the project. The project manager will work with the project team to develop activities which include scope, schedule, quality, resource allocation, communication, risk, and change.
The implementation phase consists of performing the work defined in the approved project plan by completing tasks and developing the project deliverables. The project manager will work to coordinate the activities of the project in accordance with the project plan. Additionally, the project manager will track, review, and orchestrate the project's progress against the approved project plan.