Project Charter = Higher’s order, Assigned Mission, Task
Key deliverables = Task/specified or implied
Business Need = Mission
Key Stakeholders/Proj Team = Table of Organization, Higher, Adjacent, Subordinate.
Stakeholder Management = Battle rhythm. Key meetings with updates
Project management plan = Unit order with appendices
Scope = Mission, limitations, restrictions, timelines
Work Break Down Structure = Subordinate Tasks,
Time/Schedule = Timeline, milestones
Cost management plan = Budget
Quality Management = Inspections, Pre combat checks, rehearsals
HR Management = S-1. Identify Critical specialties
Comm Management Plan = Comm Plan. Primary, Secondary, Tertiary
Risk Management = ORM. Identify, plan, mitigate, supervise.
Procurement Plan = Equipment Density List, S-4/Supply
Project Resources = Table of Org and Equipment
Change Request = Intel update, event, mission update from higher
Enterprise Environment = Intel preparation of the battlespace (IPB)
I know that this is simplified and there is a lot more to planning, managing, and executing a project, but I hope this helps give a framework for service members to help them understand that the processes they currently use are parallel to the civilian processes. Once I understood this it helped calm my emotions as I was studying for my PMP exam and really allowed me to understand the material.
I am extremely passionate about helping veterans and work with a startup company (PM-ProLearn www.pm-prolearn.com) helping to train veterans to become PMP Certified. I have continued to work to help and mentor veterans to get PMP certified and enter into the project management field.
Hopefully this article helped you better understand the PMBOK terms and methodology and demystify the Project Management planning process and give you confidence that you have skills that are extremely marketable and sought after.