Note that training on Project Management Methodology standards is often available either from the organization that promotes the Online Project Management standard or from companies that provide project management or industry-specific training services. Use of external training services can reduce deployment time and cost.
Standards Maintenance Schedule
Each standards expert should follow these eight steps to create and implement the Standards Maintenance Schedule:
1. Make a copy of the Standards Maintenance Schedule Project Management Template. Enter the general information at the top left.
2. Receive input from all users, and also check sources for the standards to identify proposed changes.
3. Enter each proposed change on one row. In the first column of the table, name the change.
4. In the Source field, enter the source of the change, including contact information.
5. In the Reason field, enter a short reason for, or benefit of, the change. See below for a sample list of reasons.
6. List the name of the standard being changed in the Standards column. Put the current version number in the Old Version column. Put the new version number that will be used when the change is complete in the New Version column.
7. Enter the dates planned for the completion of each piece of work: drafting the change, approving the change, updating the version, updating the training, and formally making the new version of the standard available.
8. Perform the work and track progress by entering the actual date deliverables are completed.