Planning for Cost, Quality, Communications, Procurement, and Human Resources


Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

•  Prepare a cost estimate for a project at rough order of magnitude, budgetary, and definitive levels.

•  Know how and when to perform a three-point estimate and PERT analysis on projects with high inherent uncertainty.

•  Define quality standards on the project through requirements management.

•  Build a Resource Assignment Matrix (RAM) for staffing the project.

•  Identify procurement and contracting issues that require planning.

•  Create a communications plan for your project.

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