NYS Project Management Guidebook Release 2

The New York State Project Management Guidebook was developed to document a common methodology for managing projects in New York State government organizations and to provide guidance and advice to Project Managers throughout the life of a project.  The Guidebook is the result of many months of collaborative effort on the part of the NYS Chief Information Officer/Office for Technology's Enterprise Program Management Office and many State agencies who were willing to share their time and expertise to develop and enhance the Project Management Life Cycle and related topics.

Since its initial release in September of 2001, The Guidebook has received world wide acclaim. As of 2009, there are over 600 registered users in 45 countries, and more than 160 private companies and Educational Institutions, as well as the scores of New York State agencies.

We hope you find The Guidebook useful and we welcome your comments and suggestions.  You may register your copy of The Guidebook and receive notification of future updates by going to the .  If you have suggested changes or recommendations, please go to the .

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Preface or

Section I: Project Management Lifecycle


Lifecycle Diagram

Project Roles and Responsibilities

1. Project Origination or

2. Project Initiation or

3. Project Planning or

4. Project Execution and Control or

5. Project Closeout or

Section II: Project Management Topics

1. Project Triage or

2. Leadership or

3. Procurement and Contractor Management or

4. Performance Measures or

5. IT Project Capability or

6. IT Project Tools or

Section III: System Development Life Cycle

Introduction and SDLC Overview

Lifecycle Diagram

Roles and Responsibilities

1. System Initiation or

2. System Requirements Analysis or

3. System Design or

4. System Construction or

5. System Acceptance or

6. System Implementation or