Traditional Project Management (TPM) depends heavily on being able to clearly define what the client wants. You cannot create a detailed project plan without that information. Within the framework of TPM, what would you do if it were not possible to get a clear definition of client needs? Be specific and include our text and additional references other than the text to support your views.
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Conduct Quantitative Analysis – Management
Your manager, Pat Williams, invites you to meet again to discuss another project. It turns out that Cybertech’s competitors have been closing in on market share. Pat asks you to analyze data about the company’s workforce and to prepare an analysis of its current composition.
The report is due in two weeks. Your quantitative analysis will be used to advise the company’s management on the cost of doing business, and how to achieve success and income revenues, as well as make recommendations on the allocation of salaries across the company. Pat explains more about the requirements. Pat asks that your report must consider personnel by organizational roles, salaries, length of service, level of education, age, race, gender, marital status, and region. Pat explains that your analysis will be reviewed to determine how the company’s employee demographics compare with industry peers and competitors. You learn that you will present your report to leadership at their quarterly strategic planning meeting. You know that you’ll need to use your statistical skills and technical skills to identify and manipulate the data. You’ll also need to draw relevant conclusions based on quantitative reasoning.
First, sketch out a plan to review your skills in math, statistics, and Excel.
Second, you’ll need to work through the data to produce supporting charts and graphs.
Third, you’ll need to complete the analysis well before the due date.
This is a group assignment. I only need to answer two questions for my part.
1. A change log ready for use (i.e. empty, but with titles), and why you think it appropriate
2. The cost management plan
The homework requirements are on the last few pages of the PPT. In front is the courseware.
Open the exercise file listed in each problem
Copy and paste the relevant data from the exercise file into the appropriate Minitab function to run the calculation and generate the chart(s).
Copy and paste the Minitab chart into Word.
Answer the accompanying questions for each problem.
The post-implementation audit also called project close out meeting is vitally important in improving the practice and process of project management, yet it is always so difficult to get senior management and the client to allocate the time to authorize and participate in these audits. Knowing that, what would you as a project manager do to help alleviate this problem? What would the agenda look like for the post-implementation audit or close out meeting? Be specific and include our text and additional references other than the text to support your views.
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Overview and Rationale
In order to demonstrate proficiency with the content in this course we will complete a number of different assignments to validate your learning – and allow you to implement relevant practices a real-world setting.
For this semester, you will be working as a team of project management practitioners to create a number of Project Initiation and Project Close deliverables for our semester project. For this week, your team will create your team charter – what are your guidelines for engagement over the course of the semester.
Consider/share what each of you wants to take away from this course/ project. What are your rules for engagement? What are the guidelines to be followed when folks agree to disagree – or, someone else is not following the agreed upon rules. Ethics in PM work (and in this course) is critical – how will you as a team take responsibility for this? Most specifically, discuss the role of the PM and your expectations of him/her as we work through our project.
Program Level – Student Learning Outcomes:
Summarize the project phases and process groups associated with a typical project
Demonstrate an understanding of the initiating process group through incorporation of a business case, project charter and stakeholder analysis
Describe project management roles, responsibilities and competencies to effectively manage projects across various industries and organizational cultures
List the various types of organizational structures and key factors associated with each
Identify the key deliverables and activities associated with the closing process group
Week 3 Learning Objectives
Know the structure and roles of the project team (all project approaches)
Explain the role of a Project Manager in a project
Identify team and teambuilding challenges
Understand the basics of team building and the PM role in moving the team through its stages of development
Examine project based work to move the team through its stages of development
Examine techniques to address project conflicts
Identify practices to ensure inclusivity and team collaboration
Understand the role of emotional intelligence to the project manager role
This assignment provides the team the opportunity to set ground rules for how it will most effectively work together to complete team assignments this semester (to be assigned throughout the semester) through the creation of the team charter.
Before creating the charter – as a team, what are the challenges in working as a team, specific to your team. What stage of development is your team currently in? This is to be submitted as a separate paragraph to the team charter.
Create team charter for project. Be sure to note the source of your template if used. As you work to create it, consider what agreements and processes can be included to address the challenges noted in #1.
For each group module, identify who the project manager will be. Each of you should take on the role before anyone does it a second time – as well, be sure that the distribution is as equal as it can be.
Return to the paragraph assigned in #1. Add an additional summary on how the team charter is set up to help address the challenges as well as note the challenges outstanding. What stage of development does the team charter drive the team to? What will be catalysts to move the team forward in its stages of development?
As a reminder, here is an overview of the team work from Module 2.
The format for this assignment should be a word document. Cite any sources using APA format. The writing style should be concise and straightforward. Please use a 12 point font.
It will be necessary to read through the overview of what the semester project is about before attending this meeting and creating your team charter – the team charter should reflect how you will work together to build the project initiation and project close deliverables for this project.
Effective communication is crucial for the success of any project. A well-structured project communication memo ensures that stakeholders are informed about the project’s progress, goals, and challenges. Write a comprehensive and concise communication memo that addresses the needs of various stakeholders involved in the project charter you created during week 3.
Reading lesson 10 will assist you in writing your paper.
Week 3’s “Develop a project charter” essay.
This paper must be formatted in APA Style 7th edition.
Please refer to the written assignment rubric on the start here tab for this paper.
This paper is due “Sunday” at 11:59 PM EST
I uploaded my paper of week 3 below
MS Project File with the WBS for the project.
Develop the WBS outline
Make sure that you put an outline code on the project. You outline code will be different from that shown in the book.
Use a MS Project created project summary task. Do not enter your own summary task.
Put a new task with your name as the name of the task as a sub deliverable to Legal.
2.) MS Word file with the answer to this question: Does the WBS provide you enough information to define any milestones of the project? Why or Why not? If so, what are they?
1. Entry of all tasks
2. Correct indention of the sub deliverables
3. Use of the MS Project created summary task
4. Use of the MS Project outline feature.
5. Remember the definition of a milestone in answer the question in 2) above.
Use the interview questions from the previous progress check to learn from a project manager’s experience. Use the interview to: Fill in gaps in understanding from the conclusion of the literature review obtain a benchmark for the implementation of the contemporary project management topic in the field summary of answers to the questions
1. What skills are necessary for an agile project manager?
2. How has implementing the Scrum methodology impacted your organization’s project delivery timelines and stakeholder satisfaction?
3. What strategies have you found most effective in overcoming resistance to Scrum adoption among team members and stakeholders?
4. How do you manage changes in requirements or scope during a sprint?
5. In your experience, what additional research or resources would benefit organizations looking to maximize the benefits of Scrum methodology in their projects?