There are five core processes for project success. Each must be in place. Each must be applied. The outcomes of each must be produced for the success of the project.
- Identify Needed Capabailities - Define the set of capabilities needed to achieve the program objectives or the particular end state for a specific scenario. Using a Concept of Operations, define the details of who, where, and how it is to be accomplished, employed and executed.
- Establish the Requirements Baseline - Define the technical and operational requirements that must be in place for the system capabilities to be fulfilled. First, define these requirements in terms that are isolated from any implementation technical products. Only then bind the requirements with technology.
- Establish the Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB) - Build a time–phased network of schedule activities describing the work to be performed, the budgeted cost for this work, the organizational elements that produce the deliverables, and the performance measures showing this work is proceeding according to plan.
- Execute the PMB - Execute work packages, while assuring all performance assessment are 0%/100% complete before proceeding. No rework, no forward transfer of activities to the future. Assure every requirement is traceable to work and all work is traceable to requirements, and all requirements traceable to the needed capabilities.
- Perform Continuous Risk Management - Perform the 6 process areas of Continuous Risk Management for each Performance-Based Project Management(sm) process area to Identify, Analyze, Plan, Track, Control, and Communicate programmatic and technical risk.
These are the foundation for increasing the Probability of Project Success (PoPS).