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Welcome to our Conceptbox - an online resource for project management tools, methods and theories. The concepts are organized in the following table inspired by the Project Canvas and in line with the four perspectives on projects: PURPOSE, PEOPLE, COMPLEXITY and UNCERTAINTY.


This page is mostly oriented for project management information-seekers students or practitioners.

Contents

PURPOSE

Table 1.-Project aspect:PURPOSE
Enabler Project Canvas
PURPOSE Vision
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Scope
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Success Criteria
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Vision Statement Scoping Triple Constraint
SMART goals Goal hierarchy or Goal Breakdown Structure Limitations of the iron triangle
Project charter Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) [1] KPI
Value Canvas Requirements management Efficiency vs. Effectiveness
Brainstorming Scope creep [2] Success factors
Project Governance Feasibility study [3] Output, outcome, benefit
Front End Management [4] Front End Management [5] Benefits realisation management
Future Workshop Planning fallacy
Business Case

PEOPLE

Table 2.-Project aspect:PEOPLE
Enabler Project Canvas
PEOPLE

Basic

Managing yourself

Project Management and leadership competences

Team
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Stakeholders
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Users
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Maslow hierarchy of needs Stakeholders Value Canvas
Managing meetings Stakeholder managing process Value to whom? (no content)
Roles and responsibilities (no content) Create a pitch (present ideas) Benefit map analysis [8]
Team development Dealing with conflicts (sources, escalation, containment) Programmification of work (context) (no content)
Organisational structures and Project organization Active listening Agile methodologies [9]
Belbin’s team roles Expectations management [10]
MBTI [11] Negotiation skills
Role of the project sponsor (no content)
Dan Pink on Motivation - Autonomy, mastery and purpose

COMPLEXITY

Table 3.-Project aspect:COMPLEXITY
Enabler Project Canvas
COMPLEXITY Timeline
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Actions
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Resources
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Life Cycle [12] Scheduling: Critical path, PERT, Gantt [13] Cost vs. Price
Stage Gate model [14] Types of dependencies Estimations: Basic Techniques
Agile Methodology [15] PERT/CPM [16] Reference Class Forecasting (RCF) [17]
Front End Management[18] Behaviors in scheduling (no content) Optimism bias, strategic misinterpretation and reference class forecasting [19]
Project Governance Types of activities Cash flow and payment milestones (no content)
Gantt Chart and Milestones [20] Resources loading, leveling and crashing (no content) Earned Value [21]
Milestone Procurement process [22] Financial appraisal of projects
Project control [23] Simon's four levels of control [24] Types of resources
Monitoring (no content) Reporting (no content)
Earned Value [25]
Theory of Constraints [26]
Critical Chain [27]
Balanced Sorecard (portfolio management) [28]
Partnering [29]

UNCERTAINTY

Table 4.-Project aspect:UNCERTAINTY
Enabler Project Canvas
UNCERTAINTY Context
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Change
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Risk & Opportunities
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Ideation tools (Brainstorming techniques, 6 thinking hats) (no content) Risk and Opportunity Management [32]
Change order [33] Impact vs. Probability [34]
Project Control [35] Risk Register
Contingency Reserves [36] Delphi Method (expert for identification) [37]
Crises Management - 3Rs - Regret, Reason, Remedy Unknown unknowns
Recovery Management [38] Risk tolerances [39]
Antifragility/Resilience [40] Scenario planning strategy [41]
Decision tree [42]
Risk Quantification [43]
SWOT
Mindfulness [44]
Risk identification
Bubble diagram [45]
Risk Management in Construction [46]
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