Stakeholders may not communicate as frequently or politely as a project leader prefers. How would you work with a stakeholder who threatens to go over your head and complain to your supervisor if you cannot guarantee specific results?
What is risk reassessment and what advantage and disadvantage does it have within a project. Also what are the different type of reporting practices that can be use within a project and if they have any advantage and disadvantage within the project.
Problem 3 A drill press costs $30,000 and is expected to have a 10 year life. The drill press will be depreciated on a straight-line basis over 10 years to a zero estimated salvage value. This machine is expected to reduce the firm's cash operating costs by $4,500 per year. If the firm is in the 40 percent marginal tax bracket,
People handle conflict in different ways. Assume you are the project leader and two of your team members (who report to you) are trying to negotiate who will take the major share of the work on a new project. Both feel they are overwhelmed and overworked already and neither wants the additional responsibility. Assume one of the
1. What information is most and least useful to a project leader when creating a project organization chart? 2. What kind of information should be available to team members or restricted to senior management?
What does it mean to crash a project? What are some ways to save money? Is it possible to shorten the critical path and save money? Explain how.
What are some of the procedures for analyzing risk within healthcare organizations? What are some of the procedures for performing a risk assessment in order to meet compliance standards?
Discuss different ways how to identify project stakeholders? Provide examples of how you as a project manager might control and manage stakeholder engagement.
Describe different methods and techniques a project manager could use to minimize or control changes to project schedules?
Project Charter, Scope, and Work Breakdown Structure Assignment You have been selected to participate in a prestigious internship in a health care organization by working for the chief information officer (CIO). Your internship will consist of a series of project management activities you complete throughout this course.
How does the Work Breakdown Structure differ from the Project Network (Diagram)?
Users of a system can help define specific requirements, but only executive management can help define scope. What are the differences?
"Team-Based PM" 1. Discuss how a "project team" could be leveraged to solve a specific challenge you are facing in your position as an Administrator at work or in your academic life. Explain your response. 2. Analyze the facets of team performance to determine which capacity is the mot important across the greatest number of s
1. What information is gathered in a project audit and when does this typically happen? 2. Are project audits conducted in your organization? Why or why not?
How can you, as the IT manager, ensure that each IT project delivers value to your organization? Use the purchase of new presentation software for your organization's marketing department as an example.
Out of the eight traits associated with being an effective project manager, choose three that you possess. How do these traits contribute to effectively managing the execution of a project?
What can the project sponsor do to help the project manager? As a project manager, how would you deal with lack of support from a project sponsor?
A Discussion On CIOs, use of social analytics, and managing tradeoffs in project between cost, quality, and time.
What advantages does a CIO bring to a business? What might be two disadvantages of having a CIO? What are the trade-offs between cost, quality, and time when designing a project plan? What criteria would managers use to manage this trade-off? How do social analytics aid an organization?
Why is risk management an important aspect of project management? Discuss the effects of not considering risk when managing a project.
Cost and Time Estimation on Projects - How is this done when little is known about the details of the project?
As project manager, what would you do to estimate a project's time and costs when there are so many unknowns? How are they addressed at the beginning of the project? What steps are needed to do so?
Overview: The emphasis in this week is on how the consultant plans to obtain a contract through an understanding of the roles of the consulting team, creating a schedule for initial and subsequent meetings with the client, and effective use of the consulting process. Additionally, the week's readings provide enhanced knowledge o
How does the business prioritize the projects so that resources are properly allocated?
As a project manager, the risk assessment is one of the most important pieces of project documentation. In the risk assessment, you will also determine what risk approach to take. There are four alternatives to responding to risks in project management: Avoiding, Assuming, Reducing, Transferring.
Lessons learned meetings are vital to the project management closure process. This post will assist with understanding the goals, facilitation guidelines, and documentation ideas for lesson learned meetings.
What are the four alternatives a project organization can adopt in deciding how to address and respond to its risks? What are the implications of each approach? Supply observations from a past or present work situations that illustrate how particular types of risks were addressed.
- Describe the connection between Project Management and an organization's Strategic Plan. - Briefly describe the task decision making responsibilities under the three project management matrix structures. - In project management terms, what is meant by "managing the trade-offs?" - What is a Project Priority Matr
Explain the importance of incorporating a budget into a project schedule.
Why do you think risks are often overlooked by the project manager? Please give an example to support reasoning.
The project life cycle typically passes through four stages: definition, planning, execution, and delivery. Do situations exist in which projects may not pass through each of these typical stages? Provide examples to explain your answer.
Kozar International, Inc. begun marketing a new instant-developing film project. The estimates of R&D activity time (weeks) for Kozar's project are given in the table attached. The project has two paths: A-C-E-F and A-B-D-F. Assume the activity times are independent. a) The company wants to be 95% confident that it can deliver