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Guidance for A Research Project for Akron

Scenario: You are a research analyst with a large research and development firm, Akron Research. Your firm performs studies and analysis for companies that need product, process improvement, manufacturing, and consulting research services. You have been assigned to develop a comprehensive research strategy and plan and de

Estimating Task Duration

Imagine that you are a project manager. How would you begin to estimate the time that a project would take to complete? Given a small or simple project, this task may not seem too daunting; however, for a large, complex project, such as the construction of a high-rise building, the task of estimating time for project completion

Benefits of Project Planning and Project Management Organizational Systems

Develop a 20-minute presentation that you will give to your manager and the project sponsors. The presentation should cover the following: the benefits of project planning, project management within the various types of organizational systems, and how your approach to project management will affect the success of the project out

Project Stakeholders and Sponsors

Can you give me a sample of how to answer these questions? Who are your stakeholders for this project? What characteristics do you look for when identifying a project stakeholder? Assume that each business unit and department has a director at the head, as well as the 3 managers who report to each director. Identify the pro

The importance of project planning, and the project management process.

Please help me get this started. I need to develop a presentation covering the following: the benefits of project planning and project management within the various types of organizational systems, and how an approach to project management will affect the success of the project outcome.

Project Management in Journals

Hi, I'm looking for analysis of journals ( 2 journals is enough ) related to Project Management. The Analysis should cover benefits of reading the journals. Thank you.

IT project failure

What are the main reasons for IT project failure? What is the most important thing that management can do to increase the likelihood of IT project success?

Cost Benefits Analysis.

When performing a Cost Benefits Analysis (CBA) CBA, how do you validate assumptions and apply reasonable costs? When a project manager formulates the project budget, should management reserves or contingencies be considered? What is the difference between the two and when should either be applied. How do you ensure that t

Stocks of an old raw material in a special project

McNeilly Inc. is considering using stocks of an old raw material in a special project. The special project would require all 220 kilograms of the raw material that are in stock and that originally cost the company $1804 in total. If the company were to buy new supplies of this raw material on the open market, it would cost $8.55

What constitutes a "project"?

1. What constitutes a "project"? Based on the weekly reading or PMI PMBOK, what is the definition of a project? 2. Should scope changes proposed by a sponsor be treated differently than scope changes from a team member or other stakeholder? Why or why not? As a project manager, explain how you would maintain the quality of th

Comprehensive IT Project Question

You have been asked to be the project manager for the development of an information technology (IT) project. The system to be developed will allow a large company to coordinate and maintain records of the professional development of its employees. The company has over 30,000 employees who are located in four sites: Florida, Colo

Project Management of a functional employee

1. Consider a situation in which the project manager (a generalist) is asked to provide an evaluation of a functional employee (a specialist). Can the project manager effectively evaluate the functional employee on technical performance? If not, then on what information can the project manager base his or her evaluation? Can a

Occupational Safety and Health Administration: Risk Assessment

This is an assignment related to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Details are in attachment. This assignment/project has THREE PARTS: PART 1: Each identified hazard should have the following components (Item 1 ~ 4 below): 1) What kind of employee exposure(s) does each hazard have? In other words,

PMI chapter meeting

You are attending your local PMI chapter meeting. Fortunately, it draws project managers from many different industries, not just technology. In fact, several members have experience managing projects across industries. Respond to the following questions to join in the discussion: How important is it for a project manager

Comprehensive IT Project

Details: Scenario You have been asked to be the project manager for the development of an information technology (IT) project. The system to be developed will allow a large company to coordinate and maintain its records of the professional development of its employees. The company has over 30,000 employees, who are located i

NYSEG Project Share

I need some help getting started with the following case: 1. Identify the problems identified in the case. Evaluate the options of possible solutions presented by the authors. 2. Do you agree that NYSEG's Project Share is both altruistic and good business? Why, or why not? Explain. 3. Would Milton Friedman and R. Edward Fre

Maturity and Standardization

What are some issues that project managers need to be mindful of during the final stages of projects? What does the term "maturity" mean in project management? What is the purpose of standardization and how does it play a role in protecting project stakeholders?

Using Budgeting Plans to Track and Compare Actual Data

What are some of the ways that a project manager can use budgeting plans to track and compare actual data on project progress? In what sense is some cost reporting not reflective of the actual work performed? How can a project manager remedy this situation?

Understanding the Critical Path

(1) Why is it critical to the success of the project to understand the critical path? (2) Can there be more than one critical path in a given project schedule? (3) How would you monitor and control your project schedule? (4) Why is it important to know the ES, LS, EF, and LF of a given project? (5) How would you use this data wh