Project Procedures are specifically ordered steps (aka action plans) to be completed by the project team members for accomplishing tasks and arrangements under terms of certain project policies – they are utilized to regulate different project functions where it is critical to prevent any alternative versions in a way of thinking and acting. In other words a project procedure is a plan of action that each team member should follow in order to carry out certain process or implement certain working task – this way of regulation enables team members to not waste their time for thinking of their next actions, allows to prevent controversy in decision-making, and helps to decrease mismanagements.
The project procedures can be used to regulate the following aspects and functions:
- Creating and maintaining technical or administrative documents.
- Handling project issues, defects and quality/scope change requests;
- Team management: promotions, trainings, meetings, performance reviews, etc;
- Assuring security of project assets and confidentiality of project information;