Project Work Performance Domain

Every project is run by applying a series of tailored processes. In the end, a tangible or intangible work defined in the scope of a project should be completed to reach the termination. The nature and specifications of these processes are established by a tailoring approach done by the project team and the project manager as well as stakeholders. 

This is the part where we shape the processes of a project. Along with that, project work performance domain encompasses activities and functions about actively managing the physical resources of a project, actively performing project work, and promoting an efficient learning environment.

Examples of project work are as follow, as you may see there is much common work with the executing process group in predictive approaches.
  • Establishing efficient processes,
  • Establishing systems for the use of the project,
  • Managing physical resources of a project,
  • Managing the project team,
  • Managing procurements and contracts,
  • Managing communications with stakeholders and actively communicating,
  • Fostering a learning environment and enabling knowledge sharing.
  • Managing the actual project workflow.
The main headlines considered under this performance area are;
  • Project Process Establishment: As part of this activity, the processes that are necessary to be conducted for producing the outcomes of the project, should be established by the project manager and the project team. They can use several tailoring methods depending on the characteristics of the project. Along with establishing processes, the project team should control the efficiency of these processes throughout the project.
  • Balancing Competing Constraints: Projects may have different constraints stemming from different stakeholders. Some requirements of stakeholders may emerge as constraints of the project. Among these constraints, the competing ones should be balanced by keeping the stakeholder satisfaction.
  • Maintaining Project Team Focus: In order to create the intended value at the end of a project, a project manager should keep the project team focused and motivated. Therefore, the project manager should assess the factors affecting team focus closely throughout the pr
  • Project Communications and Engagement: In every process related to the project work, communication is an indispensable necessity. The project manager should grant effective communications by using standards in this performance domain and stakeholder performance domain.
  • Managing Physical Resources: Many projects need a large number of physical resources obtained by third parties. The point here is avoiding waste while working a successful logistics system.
  • Working with Procurements: These activities are almost the same as the ones in the procurement knowledge area. Just try to be more agile.
  • Monitoring New Work and Changes: This part changes according to the development approach. In adaptive projects, project managers need to control the new work added to the backlog and behave according to the prioritization of work. In a predictive approach, formal change control processes should be followed to keep the scope under control.
  • Learning Throughout the Project: Project teams should learn from former experiences and should always think about how to make them better in the future.
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