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A Project Manager's Book of Forms: A Companion to the PMBOK Guide, 5th Edition by Cynthia Stackpole Snyder

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Chapter 3

Executing Forms

3.0 EXECUTING PROCESS GROUP

The purpose of the Executing Process Group is to carry out the work necessary to meet the project objectives. There are eight processes in the Executing Process Group.

  • Direct and Manage Project Work
  • Perform Quality Assurance
  • Acquire Project Team
  • Develop Project Team
  • Manage Project Team
  • Manage Communications
  • Conduct Procurements
  • Manage Stakeholder Engagement

The intent of the Executing Process Group is to at least:

  • Create the deliverables
  • Manage project quality
  • Manage the project team
  • Carry out project communications
  • Report progress
  • Manage changes
  • Manage stakeholders
  • Bid and award contracts

In these processes, the main work of the project is carried out and the majority of the funds are expended. To be effective, the project manager must coordinate project resources, manage changes, report progress, and manage stakeholders, while completing the project deliverables.

The forms used to document project execution include:

  • Team Member Status Report
  • Change Request
  • Change Log
  • Decision Log
  • Quality Audit
  • Team Directory
  • Team Operating Agreement
  • Team Performance Assessment
  • Team Member Performance Appraisal
  • Issue Log

3.1 TEAM MEMBER STATUS REPORT

The Team Member Status Report is filled out by team members and submitted to the project manager on a regular basis. It tracks schedule and cost status for the current reporting period and provides planned information for the next reporting period. Status reports also identify new risks and ...

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