Phase Review Meetings

Describe the structure and importance of a project phase review meeting.  Select three areas that need to be reviewed by the project manager and explain why.  Create a list of stakeholders that should be invited to the meeting.  Why did you choose these stakeholders?  What should all the meeting participants be able to walk away from the meeting with?

Required Text

Kerzner, H. (2005). Using the Project Management Maturity Model: Strategic planning for project management (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, Inc. ISBN: 9780471691617.

Required Exam

Program Comprehensive Examination. Peregrine Academic Services.

This exam must be purchased from the Ashford EdMap bookstore as part of your required materials for this course. It will appear in the EdMap materials list for the course as the Masters Academic Degree Level Common Professional Component (CPC)-based Comprehensive Exam.


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In project management, phase review stage provides a proactive way of determining if the project is conducted as per the targeted standards and levels set before the commencement of the project. Project review meeting takes place at the end of each project phase namely preparation, strategy case, design, test and develop, training, benefits, and support (Project Management Phases, 2017). It is important to conduct phase review as it helps the manager to get an approval after every project phase. It also defines work breakdown for the subsequent step and keeps the whole project on course.

The first area that needs to be reviewed by the project manager is the preparation phase because it involves the establishment of an advanced task breakdown structure and definition of milestones (Kerzner, 2005). Key stakeholders that need to attend the meeting include sponsors, managers, and customers who are responsible for assigning project resources. Their attendance helps in ensuring the project starts with similar expectations agreed by stakeholders regarding all activities and end deliverables. The second phase is the design, which is a stage where actual work starts. The stakeholders of the meeting should be customers, project sponsors, team members, and expert team members. The sponsors and customers help to observe the crafting and signing off of the end deliverables (Project Management Phases, 2017). Team members provide their expertise on the defined processes. The expert group assists in addressing design issues, since it is the stage where problems can be fixed cheaply and quickly…

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