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The essential skills of a project manager

Identify the skills a project manager needs to have. Each member of a project team has some specific knowledge, abilities, and skills. A project manager, too, needs to have a specialized skill set. As a student of project management, you need to know what it takes to be a good project manager. What do you think are the essen

Project Management Software: Efficacy

Project management software is a very effective and functional tool that can assist project managers in maintaining controls over the project. How can this tool be used effectively for the projects?

Telecommunication Contractor: Tools And Processes

Develop a list of tools and processes that you would use as the contractor of record for opening the new division office (telecommunication). Below are question to consider. Will you use subcontractors for different parts of the project? How will you maintain contact communication? How will you track progress, m

Emerging Technologies: Business, IT Questions

1. List and describe the four basic functions of an information system. List and describe three types of enterprise systems. 2. There are two fundamental requirements for managing business performance: being able to measure and knowing that your indicator is measuring the right thing. Explain each of these requirements and why

Developing a Project Management Team

The development of a project team requires planning and consideration. What will the organizational chart look like? Discuss the guidelines and parameters for selection and developing the team. What do you see as the potential challenges to developing your team?

Project Management: Planning, Inventory, Process, Maintenance, Reliability

1. Planning is critical for successful project management. Describe the various strategies you would use if you were responsible for managing a college graduation ceremony in the spring. 2. Describe the importance of maintaining an accurate inventory and discuss how inventories have changed over the past 10 years. 3. Des

Cost of Poor Quality in the UH-60 program

Please prepare a short thesis statement and sentence outline on the Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ) in the UH-60 program. Focus on specific areas in the COPQ. How is this UH-60 COPQ measured? What can the government do about the issue?

Company Operations and Project Management

1. Given that companies operate in a global environment today, what impact does technology have on their operations? 2. What is forecasting and why is it an important key to successful project management? Provide an example of a project and discuss the type and approach of forecast you would use to produce that product or servi

Disaster and Recovery Plan for Business Continuity

Hi, I need help with this project. I need to find an article about disaster planning and recovery and write a three-page review of the article that includes the following information: - Briefly introduce and summarize the article - Identify the author's main points - Who is the author's intended audience? - What types of di

Measurement Scaling and Data Analysis

1. How do you decide if you will use composite scale score or a summated scale score? Justify your decision. How will you measure reliability, validity, and sensitivity? Explain how you will deal with ethical dilemmas during the research process (confidentiality, anonymity, conflicts of interest, informed consent, debriefing, ex

Project Proposal for a Fictional Project

Prepare a project proposal for a fictional project. The base of the project is a Department Retreat. The proposal should take into account the technical considerations, management considerations, and pricing considerations. However, the project proposal does not have to include these since they will be added in a later projec

Quality Management and Operation Management

Question 2-52. Develop a fishbone diagram for the possible cause of your car not starting. Problem 2.5 The Omega Show Company manufactures a number of different styles of athletic shoes. Its biggest seller is the X-Pacer running show. In 2008 Omega implemented a quality-management program. The company's show production for t

Components of Agile Development

Agile project management is getting popular in IT project management. What is agile project management? Do you think agile project management will work for your projects at work?

Project Management and Government Acquisition

1. The contracting officer is responsible for selecting and negotiating appropriate contract types. What factors should the contracting officer consider when selecting and negotiating contract type? 2. Conducting market research is a vital part of the acquisition and contracting pre and post award process. To what extent

Protesting Government Contracts And Procedure For Disputes Thereof

QUESTIONS: 1. Who may protest a government solicitation or contract for the procurement of property or services? When a contractor protests to a federal agency, what information must be included in the protest? 2. Define Corporate Administrative Contracting Officer (CACO). When is it appropriate to assign a CACO to admi

Business Management and Project Management Protocols

1. The three objectives of any Project are schedule (deadline), cost (budget), and scope (client requirements). Often, doing well with respect to one objective means compromising on at least one of the other two objectives. Choose one of these three objectives, and discuss a situation from your own experience, in which that obje

The Negotiation Process: Four Stages

Discuss the following statements a. Define the Four Stages of the Negotiation Process and discuss what changes have taken place in the negotiation tactics since the 1950s. b. Explain why the Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement (BATNA) is important in preparing the negotiation. c . Discuss the difference between

Basics of financial statements

Let's say that our company has assigned you to work on a project plan for a new internal support system. This system will be expected to track financial aspects of your company's existing and proposed projects. In a proposal to the corporate management can you help me complete the following: Explain how balance sheets, inco

Family Reunion spreadsheet using Excel

A couple of your cousins have heard from other family members that you are using Excel to organize the family reunion data and create invoices and labels. They have asked you if you can help them create a check registry for one of their projects. They have created a workbook for their project, and you decide to review the formul

Impact of Longer Working Hours on Employees

I have drawn out and turned in an outline that did not turn out so well. I am trying to create a Research Proposal on the effects of employees that have to suddenly change from a 9-5, 5 days a week, weekends and holidays off to a 24/7 operation with only 15 employees being able to cover the hours. I believe I have mis-read infor

Car Buying Comparison

Assume that, at some point in your life, you will purchase a home or a car. When purchasing an item of this size and cost, there is much to be considered. You will need to take out a loan to purchase the item. When taking out a loan, there are many factors that you must consider. How much does the item cost, how much of a down p

Where to draw the Line Mixing Business and Pleasure?

"Never mix business with personal matters - it just leads to damage relationships, poor business decisions, or both." In what ways might this be a fair statement? In what ways is it unwise advice? Provide examples to support your views.

IT Project Quality Management - Expert Judgement

lets say that your company has seen important internal projects go off course during execution. After-the-fact analysis has revealed that the common factors are inadequate budget controls and inconsistencies in budget estimation. Senior management now believes that developing and integrating a set of standard control processes f

Mitigation of Problems when Risk is Unavoidable

I previously was at a company that was primarily Windows server based; however, they had one old AIX operating system server. The server was very old, out of maintenance, and the risk had been weighed that they would not replace the hardware as they wanted to eventually replace the business application that ran on the server wi

Control Risk to Reduce Impact

Can you think of any examples of risks that you've either read about or had experience with where it was not possible to eliminate/resolve the risk, but just control it to reduce impact to the project?