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Project Management methodology

Successful project management is characterised by good planning, effective scoping and resourcing, realistic expectations of outcomes and strong management support. The more complex a project, the more important it is to have rigour applied to its project management through the adoption and use of a project management methodology.

The department's project management methodology is a set of inter-related phases, activities and tasks that define the project process from initiation through to completion. Each phase of the project produces a major deliverable that contributes towards achieving project objectives. Phases provide logical breaks in the project, associated with key decision points. Phases consist of a number of activities that group related tasks in a logical sequence of steps to achieve either phase or project objectives. Each activity has a number of tasks. Tasks are the lowest level shown in the breakdown and produce an outcome contributing towards major deliverables.

Applications of the OnQ project management methodology

Transport infrastructure

The transport infrastructure application of the OnQ methodology provides a structured approach to manage any infrastructure projects with the amount of documentation scaled appropriately to the project size, complexity and risk.

Business or corporate

The business or corporate application of the OnQ methodology provides a structured approach to manage business or corporate projects with the amount of documentation scaled appropriately to the project size, complexity and risk.

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How do projects originate?

Transport infrastructure

The Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program (QTRIP) provides details of the transport and roads infrastructure projects that the department will deliver over a 4 year period.

Business or Corporate

These projects result from business needs that arise within the various divisions of the department.

Last updated
21 July 2017

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