As the world enters into an unparalleled period of exponential change, most organisations are still using either Waterfall, Agile or Change Control as their primary project management methodology.
Enter Chagwa®, a new process driven structure that allows a seamless interaction between our familiar project management methodologies. With its pragmatic set of rules and guidelines, Chagwa® offers the PMO and project manager a clear way forward for every kind of project.
By selecting the most suitable methodology (including hybrid variants) Chagwa® ensures that projects get off to a good start without the need for endless discussion or compromise. For example, Chagwa® can integrate Agile into what may have been considered as a conventional project or program while still allowing an organization to keep its Waterfall and Change Control project methodologies where it makes sense to do so.
Chagwa® is more than just a theoretical methodology. It is a complete set of templates and tools that integrate with the Chagwa® processes allowing organisations to build out a new Project Management Organisation in an accelerated track without deviating from their proven tools and techniques.
The Chagwa project management methodology allows integrating Agile, Waterfall and Change Control projects in the organisation. It defines objective rules for selecting a project track, and provides a full set of templates and processes. Chagwa can seamlessly integrate in your existing project management organisation using an Integration Layer.
The author, Jürgen van Gorp, PhD has over 20 years experience in project and program management, from large multi-nationals down to the smallest not-forprofit organisation. Over the last fifteen years he has been researching ways of improving the hands-on aspects of project management in highly complex and challenging environments. The result is Chagwa® Version 1.0, an open framework where both the methodology and templates can be used license free.
THE CHAGWA CONCEPT 1WHO SHOULD READ THIS BOOK? 2INTRODUCTION 2.1Defining the Product 2.2Artefacts 2.3A brief definition of Chagwa 2.4Managing Product Changes 2.5Three Project Management Concepts 2.6Choosing a Project Management Methodology 2.7Project Management styles 2.8What Chagwa wants to solve 3ROLES 4CHAGWA PROJECT MANAGEMENT 4.1The Chagwa Flowchart 4.2Choosing the Chagwa track for a project 4.3Mixed Chagwa projects 5TEMPLATES AND ARTEFACTS USED IN THIS BOOK
COMMONLY USED PROCESSES IN THE CHAGWA FRAMEWORK 1OVERVIEW 2PROJECT GOVERNANCE PROCESS 3NEW PROJECT REQUEST 4EVALUATION AND CLOSE
CHANGE CONTROL IN THE CHAGWA FRAMEWORK 1OVERVIEW 2PREPARATION 3. EXECUTE CHANGES 4REVIEW AND ITERATE
AGILE IN THE CHAGWA FRAMEWORK 1OVERVIEW 2ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING 3PREPARE SPRINT 4BUILD AND TEST 5PRODUCTION RELEASE 6SPRINT REVIEW
WATERFALL IN THE CHAGWA FRAMEWORK 1OVERVIEW 2PREPARATION 3DESIGN 4BUILD 5TEST AND TRAINING 6ITERATION IN THE WATERFALL TRACK 7CUT-OVER 8HYPER-CARE
CHAGWA ARTEFACTS 1BEFORE YOU BEGIN 1.1Reasons for not creating detailed documentation 1.2Reasons for creating documentation 2DISTRANS AND RELATIVE DISTRANS 3OVERVIEW OF ARTEFACTS 4STARTING A PROJECT 5RUNNING A PROJECT 6AGILE TRACK ARTEFACTS 7WATERFALL TRACK ARTEFACTS 8CLOSING A PROJECT
INTEGRATION 1INTRODUCTION 2GUIDELINES 3EXAMPLE 3.1Project Background 3.2Planning of subprojects 3.3Identify dependencies 3.4Integrate projects based on dependencies 3.5Add contingencies and plan project 3.6Add Integration Layer