Chapter 14

After the Plan, We Execute

When the project manager commits to deliver a project, he is really committing to deliver a product and a process to ensure the accurate and cost-effective delivery of that product.

The project documents (charter, scope, WBS, schedule network diagram, budget, quality plan, risk plans) tell the project team and stakeholders what should be done; the team now executes these plans. The stakeholder information, communication plans, resources, and teaming information guide the implementation of the work to be done as specified in the scope statement, quality plan, schedule, and budget. The toolkit lists the documents, standards, tactics, and processes to structure the work of the project.

Once the project plan ...

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