142 Small-Scale Project Management Success Criteria

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What is involved in Small-scale project management

Find out what the related areas are that Small-scale project management connects with, associates with, correlates with or affects, and which require thought, deliberation, analysis, review and discussion.

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How far is your company on its Small-scale project management journey?

Take this short survey to gauge your organization’s progress toward Small-scale project management leadership. Learn your strongest and weakest areas, and what you can do now to create a strategy that delivers results.

To address the criteria in this checklist for your organization, extensive selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information.

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Below you will find a quick checklist designed to help you think about which Small-scale project management related domains to cover and 142 essential critical questions to check off in that domain.

The following domains are covered:

Small-scale project management, Agile management, Creativity, Duration, Large-scale projects, Micro-Business, Milestone, PRINCE2, Project, Project Initiation Document, Project Plan, Project Team, Project management, Project manager, Resource, Scope creep, Small and medium enterprises, Work Breakdown Schedule:

Small-scale project management Critical Criteria:

Wrangle Small-scale project management and get answers:

  • What business benefits will Small-scale project management goals deliver if achieved?
  • How can skill-level changes improve Small-scale project management?
  • How can we improve Small-scale project management?

Agile management Critical Criteria:

Explore Agile management and shift your focus:

  • How easy will it be to shift the hearts and minds of the people working on projects? Some organizations by their very nature are conservative, whilst others are quite radical. Incorrectly identifying the prevailing attitudes towards agile will result in poor take-up or even rejection of any new practices.
  • How can there be a successful development project outcome if all of the requirements are not fully understood and agreed upon?
  • What Agile Management Method do you use when your Development DevOps team is working in Continuous Deployment mode?
  • Agility is Key to Industry Relevance. Major projects and initiatives realize their value only when delivered, so why wait?
  • Everyone in the development group had a lot to accomplish, so why wasnt the whole department hard at work at 9 a.m.?
    Should we provide Scrum training to senior management, including the people in the Program Management office?
  • How easy will it be to shift the hearts and minds of the people working on projects?
  • Do you collaborate with customers for product development andor innovation?
  • Has AGILE intervention been effective in achieving objectives?
  • What am I going to do between now and the next Daily Scrum?
  • What project management certifications do you hold?
  • How familiar are we with Agile project management?
  • Can managers interfere with a Sprint in progress?
  • What project deliverables are required?
  • Is our Organization culture supportive?
  • IT or Business – Who is right?
  • Where do Scenarios fit in?
  • Lean or agile?

Creativity Critical Criteria:

Examine Creativity and get going:

  • What are your key performance measures or indicators and in-process measures for the control and improvement of your Small-scale project management processes?
  • How can we like Apple, an early industry leader which almost faced extinction, use creativity?
  • What are the Key enablers to make this Small-scale project management move?
  • Does the Small-scale project management task fit the clients priorities?
  • Can software really inspire creativity?

Duration Critical Criteria:

Huddle over Duration and change contexts:

  • Is there a Small-scale project management Communication plan covering who needs to get what information when?
  • Does your company adhere to the time duration for status reporting to interconnecting companies?
  • Do you monitor the effectiveness of your Small-scale project management activities?
  • Which individuals, teams or departments will be involved in Small-scale project management?
  • What types of courses do you run and what are their durations?
  • What is the average contract value and duration?

Large-scale projects Critical Criteria:

Brainstorm over Large-scale projects and ask what if:

  • How will we insure seamless interoperability of Small-scale project management moving forward?
  • What are internal and external Small-scale project management relations?
  • How will you measure your Small-scale project management effectiveness?

Micro-Business Critical Criteria:

Analyze Micro-Business and look for lots of ideas:

  • What are the record-keeping requirements of Small-scale project management activities?

Milestone Critical Criteria:

Scrutinze Milestone and ask:

  • In the case of a Small-scale project management project, the criteria for the audit derive from implementation objectives. an audit of a Small-scale project management project involves assessing whether the recommendations outlined for implementation have been met. in other words, can we track that any Small-scale project management project is implemented as planned, and is it working?
  • Who is the main stakeholder, with ultimate responsibility for driving Small-scale project management forward?
  • Which milestones must blockchain pass before broad adoption would be possible at your organization?
  • What is the foreseen roadmap of IoT applications with the main milestones?
  • What is the foreseen roadmap of IoT applications with the main milestones?
  • Are baselines tied to project milestones?

PRINCE2 Critical Criteria:

Have a session on PRINCE2 and don’t overlook the obvious:

  • A lot of these decisions are based around selecting the correct level of governance and ceremony. At project initiation there should be questions such as Do we run this as a full-on PRINCE2 project or do we use some of DSDM for this?
  • What other organizational variables, such as reward systems or communication systems, affect the performance of this Small-scale project management process?
  • How can you negotiate Small-scale project management successfully with a stubborn boss, an irate client, or a deceitful coworker?
  • What new services of functionality will be implemented next with Small-scale project management ?
  • Do we run this as a full-on PRINCE2 project or do we use some of DSDM for this?
  • Agile Project Management and PRINCE2 9 – one or the other, or both?
  • Agile Project Management and PRINCE2 – one or the other, or both?

Project Critical Criteria:

Investigate Project and pay attention to the small things:

  • Are the data and associated software produced and/or used in the project discoverable (and readily located), identifiable by means of a standard identification mechanism (e.g. digital object identifier)?
  • Are there project management practices that remain constant across traditional, hybrid, and agile approaches (e.g., Risk Management, stakeholder management, team building)?
  • Can we say that the traditional project team is not self-organized, no matter how complex the project is, and what level of team we are discussing?
  • What role does communication play in the success or failure of a Small-scale project management project?
  • Do we need to provide management with visible progress throughout the project?
  • Its worth asking the question: why are business sponsors for IT projects so important?
  • Based on your project communication management plan, what worked well?
  • What have you done since the last Daily Scrum regarding this project?
  • Be sure any new product will perform -how can you be sure?
  • How will stakeholders and customers react to the change?
  • Technology risk -is the project technically feasible?
  • Can scrum do the same for globally distributed teams?
  • What about Small-scale project management Analysis of results?
  • What happens to projects after they are completed?
  • Why do we need to manage project risk?
  • How do projects get considered?
  • How much testing is enough?
  • How can you employ it?

Project Initiation Document Critical Criteria:

Consider Project Initiation Document and fool around:

  • Where do ideas that reach policy makers and planners as proposals for Small-scale project management strengthening and reform actually originate?
  • What are current Small-scale project management Paradigms?

Project Plan Critical Criteria:

Have a session on Project Plan and look in other fields:

  • what is the best design framework for Small-scale project management organization now that, in a post industrial-age if the top-down, command and control model is no longer relevant?
  • Do we aggressively reward and promote the people who have the biggest impact on creating excellent Small-scale project management services/products?
  • Does Small-scale project management systematically track and analyze outcomes for accountability and quality improvement?
  • So, if the project no longer needs a detailed master project plan, why does it need a project manager?
  • So, if the project no longer needs a detailed master project plan, why does it need a project manager?
  • Did the project team have enough people to execute the project plan?

Project Team Critical Criteria:

Explore Project Team and use obstacles to break out of ruts:

  • What are our best practices for minimizing Small-scale project management project risk, while demonstrating incremental value and quick wins throughout the Small-scale project management project lifecycle?
  • When we say that the traditional project team is not self-organized, no matter how complex the project is, and what level of team we are discussing?
  • How do you know that your project team members are following the documented cm processes to establish the baseline and control changes to it?
  • Is the project using any technologies that have not been widely deployed or that the project team is unfamiliar with?
  • Why should a client choose a project team which offers agile software development?
  • What vendors make products that address the Small-scale project management needs?
  • Are the project teams ready to function within agile project management?
  • Project Team: Who will be on the project and for which dates?
  • Describe the Leadership and Motivation for the Project Team?
  • How can the value of Small-scale project management be defined?
  • Did the project team have the right skills?

Project management Critical Criteria:

Discuss Project management and find answers:

  • With agile processes promoting the concept of self-directed teams, is there room for the conventional project manager or does this role also need to evolve to suit the principles of the new paradigm?
  • Are there implications for the observed success of agile to date that reflects on our larger understanding of organizations and their fundamental nature?
  • What are the key considerations and decisions that must be made to ensure your project management office is appropriate for your organization?
  • Just what is a project management office, and how can it help you address the unique project management challenges in your organization?
  • Which existing processes, tools and templates for executing projects can be applied to the agile project management framework?
  • What additional schedule (and cost) would be required if they continued at historical or any other lower burn rates?
  • How can an agile project manager balance team level autonomy and individual level autonomy in agile software teams?
  • How do we know that any Small-scale project management analysis is complete and comprehensive?
  • To what extent are agile and traditional project management techniques mutually exclusive?
  • Which individual role is responsible for all aspects of the delivery of the solution?
  • What happens to the function of the business analysis in user story development?
  • Our project management standards do they support or undermine Risk Management?
  • What is the role of Project Management Body of Knowledge?
  • What project management associations are you a member of?
  • How much project management is needed?
  • When does a project begin and end?
  • When is done done?

Project manager Critical Criteria:

Deliberate Project manager and get answers:

  • There is lots of discussion about the role of a project manager; whether a project manager is needed in the agile world or not. How much and which way a traditional project manager has to change his/her management style or way of working in order to be an agile project manager?
  • Do we have these warning signs: This project is not that big and everyone knows what they are doing -why do we need a project manager?
  • What are the actions taken by project managers when leading and implementing a transformational change initiative?
  • How can an agile project manager balance team level autonomy and individual level autonomy in agile software teams?
  • What should the project manager(s) do differently next time your organization undergoes a change process?
  • What are our needs in relation to Small-scale project management skills, labor, equipment, and markets?
  • What processes do project managers and content strategists use to collect content for client websites?
  • What knowledge, skills and characteristics mark a good Small-scale project management project manager?
  • What are the most important skills practitioners consider make an effective people project manager?
  • What project management qualifications does the Project Manager have?
  • Can project managers measure project status at any point in time?
  • What is the duty of a Project Manager?
  • What was the project manager best at?
  • Who are the project managers?

Resource Critical Criteria:

Investigate Resource and stake your claim:

  • Rapidly increasing specialization of skill and knowledge presents a major management challenge. How does an organization maintain a work environment that supports specialization without compromising its ability to marshal its full range of Human Resources and turn on a dime to implement strategic imperatives?
  • Strategic goals: Management is required to split resources across the specified strategic goals. For example, what percent should be spent on Defending the Base?
  • Under what circumstances might the company disclose personal data to third parties and what steps does the company take to safeguard that data?
  • Which type of expense is most likely to increase as an organization increases the consumption of cloud resources from a service provider?
  • What are the costs and price models (e.g., per hour on demand, per hour reserved, market bidding) for each type of resource?
  • Who is responsible for ensuring appropriate resources (time, people and money) are allocated to Small-scale project management?
  • Are there cases when the company may collect, use and disclose personal data without consent or accommodation?
  • Do the expected outcomes justify the level of resources required to run the program?
  • Which process categorizes resource pools based on performance and capacity?
  • To achieve our goals, how must our organization learn and innovate?
  • Are there types of data to which the employee does not have access?
  • How should any risks to privacy and civil liberties be managed?
  • What range and level of resources does the program require?
  • What resources are required to complete each task?
  • What are the resources involved in the process?
  • What resources are required for the improvement effort?
  • Who should appraise performance?
  • What is Resource Planning?

Scope creep Critical Criteria:

Discourse Scope creep and create a map for yourself:

  • Is maximizing Small-scale project management protection the same as minimizing Small-scale project management loss?
  • Think of your Small-scale project management project. what are the main functions?
  • Is the scope of Small-scale project management defined

Small and medium enterprises Critical Criteria:

Investigate Small and medium enterprises and shift your focus:

Work Breakdown Schedule Critical Criteria:

Chat re Work Breakdown Schedule and get the big picture:

  • Does Small-scale project management create potential expectations in other areas that need to be recognized and considered?
  • What are the short and long-term Small-scale project management goals?


This quick readiness checklist is a selected resource to help you move forward. Learn more about how to achieve comprehensive insights with the Small-scale project management Self Assessment:


Author: Gerard Blokdijk

CEO at The Art of Service



Gerard is the CEO at The Art of Service. He has been providing information technology insights, talks, tools and products to organizations in a wide range of industries for over 25 years. Gerard is a widely recognized and respected information expert. Gerard founded The Art of Service consulting business in 2000. Gerard has authored numerous published books to date.

External links:

To address the criteria in this checklist, these selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information:

Agile management External links:

Creativity External links:

Creativity Components | The Creativity Post


Creativity Versus Innovation: What’s the Difference?


The Sources of Innovation and Creativity – FPSPI


Large-scale projects External links:

NASA: Assessments of Selected Large-Scale Projects (2010)


Milestone External links:

Using Project Milestones to Track Accomplishments and Status


Milestone A – AcqNotes

Milestone A


Milestones Professional – Official Site

PRINCE2 External links:

PRINCE2 for Success – PRINCE2 Training Courses

PRINCE2 for Success

PRINCE2 – Official Site


PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner Course – ALC Training


Project External links:

7 critical skills for project managers | Project Manager

7 critical skills for project managers

Project Success Criteria to Set Realistic Expections


A Success Measurement Model for Construction Projects


Project Initiation Document External links:

Project Initiation Document (Pid) – The Art of Service

Project Initiation Document (Pid)

PlanIT – Template – Project Initiation Document PID – IP001C


Project Initiation Document – The True Manager

Project Initiation Document

Project Plan External links:

Objectives Project planning and scheduling


How to create a clear project plan – CIO


Project Planning – Project Management Planning – Method123


Project management External links:

Project Management Critical Success Factors

Project Management Critical Success Factors

Project Management: Tools & Techniques


Criteria for Successful Project Management Offices


Project manager External links:

7 critical skills for project managers | Project Manager

7 critical skills for project managers

Project Manager Assignment: A Strategic Perspective


Resource External links:

Strategic: Research and Practice in Human Resource Management


Evaluating Information Resources Elmer E. Rasmuson Library


General Resource Selection Criteria | The Reflektor


Scope creep External links:

Scope Creep – Perisic


Seven steps for avoiding scope creep – TechRepublic


How to avoid scope creep in tech projects – CeBIT Australia


Small and medium enterprises External links:

Rating Criteria for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises

http://onicra.com/images/pdf/MSME -Criteria and Methodolgy.pdf

Defining Small and Medium Enterprises: a critical review


Defining Small and Medium Enterprises: a critical review


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