What do immature PMs do early in their career? Create a template of the PMBOK activities within MS Project. Here is a tip for new project managers that want to be more relavent and plug into the second(and under-hyped)knowledge area–Scope. In the Monitor/Control process group there are two scope activities: verify scope and control scope. How does that work? Leap into the activities instead of mapping them.
For non-PMPs this post references the PMI knowledge areas and process groups found in the PMBOK v4. Look up Scope and Triple Constraint for some additional background. Continue reading “Scope Check”