Group decision-making techniques


Myth of one man leadership is myth of lone warrior. It is not possible for one person to solve all organizational problems because they are too complex in nature & environment is turbulent. Leaders need a team to solve problem in collaboration instead of solving it in isolation of his own.

We need board of directors to run a company. Group of people to work as team in projects. It is no more a one man show. Issues are everywhere. Each issue needs one solution decision – so group decision-making are inevitable nowadays. Here are some widely used group decision-making methods to reach decision.

Group Decision-Making Techniques

Monitoring and Controlling Process Group Process – Report Performance – Mind Map


Performance reports are key output for a project in which periodic collection and analysis of expected Vs. actual data is conducted. Report performance is used to communicate the project progress throughout the entire project life cycle to ensure the information needs of project stakeholders are met. Report performance is having tight bonding with Integration Knowledge Area to make sure project is moving in a direction towards achieving its goals.

Develop Project Management Plan  –> Project Management Plan –-> Input to Report Performance

Direct and Manage Project Execution –-> Work Performance Information –-> Input to Report Performance

Monitor and Control Project Work <— Performance Reports <— Output from Report Performance

Perform Integrated Change Control <— Change Requests <— Output from Report Performance

Control scope, cost, schedule – all will give work performance measurements as inputs to performance report. Also, performance reports are important input in managing project team & distributing information regarding project progress. Performance reports vary the level of its detail based on the audience from a simple status report to more elaborate reports with forecasts and risks for upper management.

Report performance is part of Communications Knowledge Area. As usual, I tried putting as much information as possible in each branch in this process map to bring out completeness to it. Hope this will be useful to you.

Report Performance

Important Note:

* Note# 1: There could be some typo or presentation errors. Please reply back for any corrections.

* Note# 2: You can use this for personal use (like studying for PMP Exam or PM activities). But don’t share this in common forum or web sites. As this one is part of my training guide and project management book.

Monitoring and Controlling Process Group Process – Perform Quality Control – Mind Map


Quality control – deals with correctness of the deliverable & meeting the quality requirements specified for the deliverable in project quality standards.

Below is the Mind Map of Perform Quality Control process. As usual, I tried putting as much information as possible in each branch in this process map to bring out completeness to it. Hope this will be useful to you.

Perform Quality Control

 

Inset image of Seven Quality Control Tools

Quality_Control_Tools

Earned Value Management – Elements, Explanations & Calculations


Though 50% of project’s success determined by clear & comprehensive planning, other 50% is with monitoring & controlling project progress. To evaluate project progress, Earned Value Management methods give uniform & consistent unit of measure from start of the project till the end. Great benefit of EVM is its capability to capture time and cost measurements against scope (i.e. WBS elements). Good measurement system should give clear indication of issues – in that way EVM gives early warnings about the project progress & enables manager’s to take necessary action well before closure of the project.

Here I present EVM elements with some explanations & calculation formula.

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Monitoring and Controlling Process Group Process – Verify Scope


Scope verification is a formal process for deliverable acceptance. This process comes under Scope Management Knowledge Area. There is a bit of difference between Scope verification and Quality Control process.

Scope verification – deals with acceptance of deliverable

Quality control – deals with correctness of the deliverable & meeting the quality requirements specified for the deliverable.

Generally, Quality control is performed before scope verification or can be in parallel with scope verification.

Below is the Mind Map of Verify scope process. I tried putting as much information as possible in each branch in this process map to bring out completeness to it. Hope this will be useful to you.

Verify Scope - Scope Management Knowledge Area - Monitoring & Controlling Process Group

Important Note:

* Note# 1: There could be some typo or presentation errors. Please reply back for any corrections.

* Note# 2: You can use this for personal use (like studying for PMP Exam or PM activities). But don’t share this in common forum or web sites. As this one is part of my training guide and project management book.

Monitor & Control Risks – Mind Map


Here is the mind map for sixth & final process of Risk Management knowledge area – “Monitor & Control Risks”. Monitoring and controlling process are like sanity check processes – there is no exact time frame for these processes and they should be active throughout the project.

I tried putting as much information as possible in each branch in this process map to bring out completeness to it. Hope this will be useful to you.

(Note: Click on the image to get full view)

Monitor&Control Risks

Important Note:

* Note# 1: There could be some typo or presentation errors. Please reply back for any corrections.

* Note# 2: You can use this for personal use (like studying for PMP Exam or PM activities). But don’t share this in common forum or web sites. As this one is part of my training guide and project management book.