The Executing phase is about doing the work/tasks as outlined in the Project Schedule; monitoring and controlling the project activities; and managing project resources, risks and issues. The Project Manager follows the project management plans (as outlined in the Planning Phase) and ensures Stakeholders stay updated with project Status Reports. The Executing phase concludes with testing, training, and go-live/implementation of the solution.
Executing To-Do List:
The Team Performs the Work as Outlined in the Project Schedule (created in the Planning Phase). The work includes performing:
1. Technical Tasks
This includes activities such as validating the detailed requirements (created in the Planning Phase), design, system build and/or configuration, testing, and implementation.
2. Business Tasks
This includes training; documentation; identification and implementation of operational changes; roll-out planning and communications; etc.
3. Project Management Tasks
This includes activities such as holding project meetings; publishing Status Reports (see the EPMO Health Indicator Guide); managing resources; and updating and managing the Project Schedule; risks, issues, documentation, change requests, and budget. Also, be sure to keep those project success criteria that were defined in the Project Charter in mind as project decisions are made (i.e., ensure project decisions aren't in conflict with how you defined success). See the Project Management Toolkit.